Scolopendra heros Centipede? - Scolopendra heros
Tulsa / Red Bud Vallery Nature Preserve, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
May 30, 2008
Size: ~8 inches
Found running through the leaves really quite quickly. It startled me when I first saw it out of the corner of my eye, as I thought it was a snake or a lizard, due to it's size and the sound of it rustling through the leaves. It hid under a rotting log right after this photo.
Is it a Scolopendra heros? How do you determine the gender? How long do these guys live?