Guernsey Wildlife


Guernsey - Channel Islands


 

 


Centipedes & Millipedes



There are several species of centipede and millipede in Guernsey, some of them easier to identify than others but they all need closer examination to identify. Centipedes often need to be measured, a leg count and photographs of the underside and rear legs plus poison claws. Millipedes also need very close examination to determine the exact species.


These photographs are generally not sufficient to allow full identification but all have been checked to species level unless otherwise noted.


Blaniulus guttulatus

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Choneiulus palmatus

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Chordeuma cf proximum

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Cryptops anomalans

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Cryptops hortensis

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Cylindroiulus latestriatus / britannicus (requires dissection to determine species)

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Cylindroiulus punctatus

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Geophilus flavus

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Haplophilus subterranea

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Leptoiulus belgicus

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Lithobius forficatus

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Lithobius melanops

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Lithobius microps

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Lithobius pilicornis

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Lithobius variegatus

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Ommatoiulus sabulosus

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Ophiodesmus albonanus

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Ophyiulus germanicus

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Oxidus gracilis

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Pachymerium ferrugineum

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Polydesmus angustus

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Polyxenus lagurus - Bristly Millipede

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Scutigera coleoptrata - Common house centipede

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Strigamia maritima

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