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Centipede and egg? - Lithobius forficatus - female

Centipede and egg? - Lithobius forficatus - Female
Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA
May 1, 2018
Lifted a flat rock to expose this centipede that appeared to be laying an egg?

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Centipede and egg? - Lithobius forficatus - female Centipede and egg? - Lithobius forficatus - female

Moved
Moved from Stone Centipedes.

It's an egg! The females have
It's an egg! The females have shovel-shaped gonopod claws, they carry an egg around until they find a suitable place to leave it.

The species is Lithobius forficatus.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

A Stone Centipede, and yes, I believe you are correct that it is an egg.

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