Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

"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

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

LuckyM
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
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.)

LuckyM
Spotted by
LuckyM

Arizona, USA

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team