Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Zapparoli, Marzio & Iorio, Etienne, 2012, The centipedes (Chilopoda) of Corsica: catalogue of species with faunistic, zoogeographical and ecological remarks, International Journal of Myriapodology 7, pp. 15-68 : 16-17

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Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758)


1. Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scutigera coleoptrata L. [sic]: Verhoeff 1925a: 656. (1)

Scutigera coleoptrata L. [sic]: Manfredi 1956: 294. (2)

Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758): Minelli 1978: 155. (3)

Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758): Foddai et al. 1996: 360, Tab. I. (4)

Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758): Iorio and Geoffroy 2007a: 53. (5)

Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758): Geoffroy and Iorio 2009: 674. (6)

Literature records.

General. Sardinia-Corsica (3). Corsica, garrigue (5). Corsica (1, 4, 6). Epigeic. Haute-Corse, 2B - Giraglia Is. (4) [I]. Cave. Haute-Corse, 2B - [Furiani], cave of Sulane, [240 m] (2) [I].

Material examined.

Epigeic. Haute-Corse, 2B - Macinaggio, Route du Douanier, low maquis, 30 m: 9.IV.2004, MZ, 1 larva with 11 lp MZ det. (CMZ) [I].

General distribution.

Europa: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia (including Cherso Is.), Czech Republic, France (mainland, Corsica), Germany (southern), Greece (mainland, insular including Crete), Hungary (southern), Italy (mainland, Sicily, Sardinia), Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Po rtugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain (mainland, Balearic Is.), Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine (including Crimea); North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia; West Asia: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey; Central Asia: Turkmenistan. Introduced in central and northern Europe (British Is., Channel Is., mainland Denmark, north and central France, The Netherlands), Atlantic islands (Azores, Bermuda, Cape Verde, Canary, Madeira, Salvage, St. Helena); Austral Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Kenya, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe); North (Canada, USA), Central (Mexico) and South (Argentina, Uruguay) America; South-east Asia (Taiwan, Vietnam) ( Stoev and Geoffroy 2004, Andersson et al. 2008).



Ecological notes.

30-240 m; recorded only from localities in the Mesomediterranean belt, in low maquis (1 site) and garrigue (1 site). Also in caves (1 site; subtroglophilic species). See Manfredi (1956), Rémy (1950).


To this species must be referred the generic quotation of “Scutigère” published in Rémy (1950: 9) from the cave of Sulane (collection date 1948) later published by Manfredi (1956).