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Sonoran Giant Centipede - S. heros arizonensis - Scolopendra heros

Sonoran Giant Centipede - S. heros arizonensis - Scolopendra heros
Foothills Road, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 1, 2017
Size: 8"+
largest American pede I have ever observed. Easily 8", likely more.

Moved
Moved from Centipedes.

They are shockingly big, aren't they?
The first time we saw one, our first thought was that it was a lizard!

 
I've seen loads of adults, bu
I've seen loads of adults, but this one was as big around as my thumb and I'm a big guy. They do leave an impression at any size!

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