|A very common and large Centipede. At
Sherwood Forest, Lithobius forficatus is found
underneath virtually every single log you can turn over.
In 2012, while surveying for Glow Worm larvae, a very
faint (point source) glow, barely visible to the naked
eye was seen on the edge of a forest track at Clipstone
Old Quarter. Expecting to find a small Glow Worm larva,
we were surprised to find a Lithobius forficatus
in the torchlight, so these must have some ability to
produce bioluminescence. The lower right photograph shows
the sharply angled tergites 9, 11 and 13.