Geophilus electricus (Linné, 1758)
On the basis of just two records, Geophilus electricus is a rare Centipede in Nottinghamshire. For almost 50 years, the county's only record was from Bingham in 1968 (Jones, P.E.) but it has recently been found (November 2016) at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Attenborough NR by Tim Sexton, who very kindly supplied us with the photographs below.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Geophilus electricus
 
Underside of head showing the small basal node at the base of the poison claws.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tony Barber. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. British Myriapod and Isopod Group.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2016

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