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Vestal, Broome County, New York, USA
October 2, 2014
Size: 2.5 inches

Moved from Soil Centipedes.

The family id is pretty certain but unfortunately the family is large, and this one is pretty generic. Identifying features are mostly microscopic. It could be something common or something rare ... for now I'm putting it on the family page.

thank you joseph
thank you joseph

Looking at it again, the glar
Looking at it again, the glare seems to be obscuring a line of diamond-shaped markings on the back. If it has these, it is Geophilus vittatus ... do you remember if it did? That's one of the few geophilomorphs that can be identified on sight, and it's pretty common.

Moved from ID Request.

Why was this moved before it was ID

It was identified as a soil centipede...
...and moved to that page (look at the string of terms above the image to see where it's located). Centipede experts will see the specimen here and take the ID further, if possible. This is standard BG practice. The important thing to realize is the ID process doesn't stop just because an image has been moved.

I understand Ken. Thank you very much for your help.

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