Geophilus easoni (Arthur et al., 2001)
Apparently common over parts of the UK favouring heathland, although the NBN Gateway would strongly suggest otherwise. We have recorded this Centipede commonly within the Sherwood Forest area. The lower two photographs show the underside of Geophilus easoni in more detail. This specimen was found at Clipstone Old Quarter after dark, but was only discovered when it produced a trail of bioluminescent fluid, after almost being trampled on. It did not glow bodily, but the glowing fluid was easily visible from at least two metres away.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Geophilus easoni
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Barber.

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Updated November 2018

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