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Centipede species? - Scolopendra heros

Centipede species? - Scolopendra heros
Carlsbad Caverns NP County, New Mexico, USA
June 11, 2007
Size: 4-5 inches

West Texas Centipede
Just found one on my pillow.

Perhaps
it's the Giant Red-headed Centipede? Certainly something in the Scolopendra I think.

 
Great Red-headed Centipede
Lynn,

Thanks for the ID.

Jim

 
Image
Here is an image matching yours. I'm not sure if their ID is correct.
http://home.att.net/~SAGallery/Chilopod.htm

 
Great Red-headed Centipede
John,

Thanks for the link.

Jim

 
that thing is huge! :o
i'd hate to come across one of those...(sorry, im not a centipede person!)

 
Great Red-headed Centipede
It is a pretty impressive critter, and not one to fool around with either.

Jim

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