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Cryptopid Centipede

Theatops californiensis


About 1.5 in (3.8 cm) long reddish orange centipede. These are resilient centipedes. The area had been ravaged by wildfires in recent years - killing much of the wildlife and vegetation. Each segment is an armored plate that can bend, allowing the centipede to move across uneven surfaces.


Found under a stone in eastern Washington. Shrub-steppe.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Aug 17, 2019
Submitted on Aug 20, 2019

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