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Scolopocryptops sexspin - Scolopocryptops sexspinosus

Scolopocryptops sexspin - Scolopocryptops sexspinosus
Clarksville , montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
March 1, 2009
Size: 2 half inch
Here in My area, We are fining these insects in heavily moist areas. This one was embedded in rotted wood. I think it is a Soil Centipede but I’m not sure. Thank you for any help identifying him.
Thank you

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Scolopocryptops sexspin - Scolopocryptops sexspinosus Scolopocryptops sexspin - Scolopocryptops sexspinosus Tropical Centipede - Scolopocryptops sexspinosus - female Tropical Centipede - Scolopocryptops sexspinosus

Moved
Moved from Scolopocryptops.

It is Scolopocryptops sexspin
It is Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Say, 1821). Rowland Shelley

Scolopocryptops sp. seems to
Scolopocryptops sp. seems to be the most likely candidate.

Not a soil centipede
It's a Tropical Centipede. See guide page here.

 
Thanks
Thank you for that ID. That was fast . I’m just curious. I thought this looked just like the Soil Centipede pictures you have online. It looked so similar. What was the dividing factor? You guys are so smart. Thanks

 
Soil centipedes vs. tropical centipedes -
Soil centipedes are longer and thinner. They have 31 to 177 pairs of legs.

Tropical centipedes are more robust and have 21 or 23 pairs of legs.

 
Thanks
Your work and studies are so interesting.
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I find Insects so cool and I just got lasik surgery to see them even better for closer macro shots. Thanks

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