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Strigamia chionophila - Schendyla nemorensis

Strigamia chionophila - Schendyla nemorensis
Champaign County, Illinois, USA
May 29, 2014
42 pairs of legs

Moved from Soil Centipedes.

Schendyla nemorensis
The thickness of the last pair of legs is a give-away. Technically I would need to look at the last pair of legs and see if there are tarsal claws (there shouldn't be) but this species is very common in the northeast and they all look like this.

S. chionophila is a similar size and occupies the same range but like all Strigamia it has a "pin-headed" appearance, where the head is much narrower than the rest of the body.

Regarding a "pin-headed" appearance, how is this different from

--from the same location