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common desert centipede

Scolopendra polymorpha

1 Species ID Suggestions

DonnaTang 11 years ago
desert centipede
Scolopendra polymorpha Desert Centipede Fact Sheet

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zonbonzovi 11 years ago

It is indeed Scolopendra heros, largest US species. Typical coloration for that area but looks like it's about to molt!

DonnaTang 11 years ago

This is not one of the "giant" desert centipedes, but it does have a nasty bite, so be careful!

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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 27, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

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