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"Texas Tiger Centipede" "Arizona Blue-Banded Centipede". "Banded", "Striped", and "Tiger Centipede" seem to all be different names for the same or similar types. I believe there are many that look similar.

Scolopendra polymorpha


This one specifically, as a "Tiger Centipede" has black strips over a yellow, orange body.


Desert ground. Probably burrows, as you don't see them often. Probably wood/brush/rock piles.

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LuckyM 9 years ago

Gotcha. Seems like the more I research answers to these specific questions, the more confusion I come up with. Thank you, Ill pick one from now on.

Aaron_G 9 years ago

Hi, LuckyM. Some species have several common names. I say pick your favorite one and go with that. The scientific name will be the constant bit of information. :-)

(side note: choosing a name that doesn't involve a state name for an organism that appears in more than one state is how I prefer to go.)

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Spotted on Apr 25, 2011
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

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