Geophilus truncorum (BergsoŽ & Meinert, 1886)
Geophilus truncorum is a small Geophilus Centipede, reaching around 20mm in length and with the head only slightly darker than the rest of the body. Although recorded historically in Nottinghamshire (at Sherwood Forest in 1912) there had been no further records, until this one was found under a log at Clipstone Old Quarter in early January 2014. Centipedes are difficult to identify without the use of a microscope and Geophilus truncorum can easily be mistaken for Schendyla nemorensis.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Geophilus truncorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Barber. British Myriapod and Isopod Group. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2021

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