Millipedes and Centipedes

Only a few Millipedes and Centipedes have been found and identified in the area. The Pill Millipede Glomeris marginata. has been found in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park, as has a black millipede Ophyiulus pilosus. The centipede Lithobius forficatus has also been found in Wanstead Park, and another centipede Haplophilus subterraneus in a garden in Lorne Road, Forest Gate.

RSt = Rose Stephens

The species are listed in Family order

Millipedes and Centipedes
Family Name Species Status
Glomeridae Pill Millipede Glomeris marginata Wanstead Park, 08/03/2014
Blaniulidae White-legged Snake-millipede Tachypodoiulus niger Sewage Works site, 25/05/2015
Julidae a black millipede Ophyiulus pilosus Wanstead Park, 24/03/2014
Lithobiidae a centipede Lithobius forficatus Wanstead Park 03/07/2005


In addition, the following species have been reported, though I have not personally seen them:

Millipedes and Centipedes
Family Name Species Status
Blaniulidae Spotted Snake-millipede Blaniulus guttulatus 10/02/2015 (RSt)
Polydesmidae Common Flat-backed Millipede Polydesmus angustus Manor Park Cemetery 25/01/2016 (RSt)
Himantariidae a centipede Haplophilus subterraneus Lorne Road garden 13/11/2014 (RSt)