Overview

Brief Summary

Ecology

A widespread terrestrial species frequently recorded from seashore locations.
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Comprehensive Description

Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1 ; Location: country: Germany ; locality: Hamburg ; verbatimLocality: Hamburg Botanical Garden; decimalLatitude: 53.5603 ; decimalLongitude: 9.9858 ; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Event: eventDate: 15 June 1949 ; Record Level: source: Jeekel 1964

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: N. Lindner ; individualCount: 2 ; disposition: SMNG; Location: country: Germany ; locality: Leipzig ; verbatimLocality: Leipzig Botanical Garden; decimalLatitude: 51.3283 ; decimalLongitude: 12.3912 ; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Event: eventDate: December 1999

Distribution

Europe

  • Decker, Peter, Reip, Hans Simon, Voigtlaender, Karin (2014): Millipedes and centipedes in German greenhouses (Myriapoda: Diplopoda, Chilopoda). Biodiversity Data Journal 2, 1066: 1066-1066, URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1066
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Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Wikipedia

Geophilus flavus

Geophilus flavus is a species of centipede in the family Geophilidae.[2] The Geophilidae (like other members of Geophilomorpha) are called soil centipedes. It is terrestrial and commonly found at seashore locations.[1]

Description[edit]

Specimens are yellow in colour, have 49–57 pairs of legs, and may grow up to 45 millimetres (1.8 in) in length.[3][2]

Diet[edit]

These centipedes feed on other invertebrates in their environment, including other arthropods and earthworms.

Reproduction[edit]

The females lay clutches of 50-60 eggs in soil or rotten wood. They stand guard over the eggs until the offspring is born. The females sometimes lick the eggs to protect them from fungi. [4]


Distribution[edit]

This species is found across Europe, and has been introduced into North America and Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A. D. Barber (2012). A. D. Barber, ed. "Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)". World database of littoral Myriapoda. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tasmanian Multipedes: Geophilomorpha". Polydesmida.info. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Macro Photos - Chilopoda (centipedes) - Geophilus flavus". Insectmacros.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  4. ^ http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MesozoicLife/conversations/topics/1215
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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Includes Necrophloeophagus longicornis. Necrophloeophagus is sometimes cited as a subgenus (Mercurio 2010).

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