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Photo#1691097
Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros

Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 10, 2019
Size: 131 mm
Coordinates: 31.335185, -110.938065
Elevation: 3,932 ft
It came out from among ornamental plants while I was doing my watering rounds

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Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros

Agreed
Moved from Centipedes.

The fun of common names not matching the organism, as there are many variations in color.

 
Yes, that's true
It's almost funny in this case, but more than a couple of years ago a BugGuide editor (don't remember who) asked me to title my submissions with the common name to avoid repetition in the entries that I get it right ;-) Following that advice, I've been using the common names listed on BugGuide.
Thank you Jeff!

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