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Photo#20400
Monster centipede - Scolopendra heros

Monster centipede - Scolopendra heros
Ajo Mtn Trail, Organ Pipe Natl Monument, Pima County, Arizona, USA
March 29, 2005
Size: over 6 inches
Closeup of head

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Monster centipede (crawling away) - Scolopendra heros Monster centipede (head to right) - Scolopendra heros Monster centipede - Scolopendra heros

Scolopendra heros
Anterior half of body of S. heros color variant with black head.

S. heros arizonensis
Well you got the species right. I'm just here to help with the subspecies :P. It is Scolopendra heros arizonensis "tiger stripe." I think that's what people call that morph of it. Quite rare, actually.

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