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Scolopendra heros arizonensis
S. heros has an average length of 6.5 inches (170 mm), but can reach up to 8 in (200 mm). Its trunk bears 21 or 23 pairs of legs. It is aposematically colored, to warn off potential predators, and a number of color variants are known in the species
S. heros is found in northern Mexico and the southern United States, from New Mexico and Arizona in the west, to Arkansas and Missouri in the east. It remains underground on warm days, emerging in cloudy weather.
Sorry for the subpar images. I was shooting into a small tank while trying to avoid disturbing her. This specimen was spotted at Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum.
Lat: 36.15, Long: -95.99
Spotted on Apr 18, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012
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