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Cryptopid Centipede

Theatops californiensis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 46.98, Long: -120.16

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

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