carpophagus has frequently been confused
with Geophilus easoni in the past, and
only recently have the two been considered to be separate
species (Arthur, et
There is a previous Nottinghamshire record from Bunny Old
Wood, but the recorder is unknown and G. carpophagus
is not regarded as being a woodland species, favouring
more urban locations where it can be found under loose
mortar and brickwork on the walls of buildings etc.
However, in May 2016, we found a specimen of G.
carpophagus near Kirton, under the bark of a section
of felled tree, being used to block a field entrance.
These specimens in the top four photographs, were found
on the walls of Sookholme Church in April 2015 and
represented the first confirmed record of this Centipede
in Nottinghamshire. The purple individual in the lower
four photographs, really was as purple as shown in the