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Key to the identification of British centipedes

  • Code: OP130
  • Author(s): Barber
  • Date: 2008
  • Price : ¬£8.50

This AIDGAP identification guide should enable non-specialists to identity the 57 species of centipede found on the island of Britain, including 7 species known only from greenhouses. It includes dichotomous and tabular keys backed up by concise confirmatory notes.

Centipedes are some of the commonest larger arthropods found in our greenhouses, sheds, gardens, waste ground, woodland, moorland and coastal habitats, but the standard key (Eason, 1964) is now out of date and out of print. This new key includes the additional ten species discovered during the last 40 years.

AIDGAP produces simple and clearly written identification keys, aimed at non-specialist users from age 16+

The FSC is one of the UK's leading publishers of identification guides, ranging from easy to use fold-out charts through intermediate level AIDGAP guides, to specialist books such as the Synopses of the British Fauna and RES Handbooks.

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