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little white centipede

little white centipede
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
September 4, 2004
Size: ~8mm
Is this just a young centipede, or some different white species?

Moved from Symphylans.

Maybe Garden Centipede
I'm not sure but this looks like a Garden Centipede from the class Symphyla. See for comparison photo.

Looks good
Thanks Lynette, it seems to be a match for Garden Symphylan Adult, Scutigerella immaculata (Symphyla: Scutigerellidae)

Actually this is in its own class, and not under the Chilopoda. I don't know what to do about that, though. Do you think we should create an entire class for one photo?

I didn't realize it was in a class by itself, so for now I'm moving it to ID Request, and let someone that knows better decide. Thanks.

I saw various sources referring to things as either superclass/classes or class/orders. In all cases Chilopoda, Diplopoda, and Symphyla were siblings under Myriapoda so I did that and kept them as classes.

My source also says that Chilopoda, Diplopoda and Symphyla are all classes of Myriapods. We were just wondering if we should create an entire class (Symphyla) for this one photo. I was just picturing the Guide page having the class Sypmphala on it with one picture...which seemed odd to me....but I see you've taken care of that as well. Thanks.

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