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Centipede

Centipede
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
October 2, 2004
Found in some garden soil, relocated to a nearby rock for a photo session. It's amazing to me that, a minute after scurrying through clay soil, the photo shows no sign of dirt. If only my kids had that quality :-)

Order Geophilomorpha; I don't
Order Geophilomorpha; I don't know genus, species, or family

Centipedes, don't touch!
Yeah, I agree with the previous replies -- it looks like some sort of centipede. I've had a few painful experiences with some of those guys! They can be a little aggressive -- although, I guess rightfully so (I lifted up logs and rocks to find them). Centipedes are chilopods: http://salinella.bio.uottawa.ca/BIO3323/Lectures/bio3323_lect02_PanArth_Chilopoda.htm

~Sam

Centipede
Perhaps a soil centipede, which are long by centipede standards.

 
Yes, centipede
Yes, centipede, it looks like one pair of legs per body segment not two!

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