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Family Scolopendridae

Giant Dessert Centipede - Scolopendra heros Florida Blue Centipede - Hemiscolopendra marginata Scolopendra polymorpha Centipede - Hemiscolopendra marginata Common Desert Centipede - Scolopendra polymorpha Scolopendra heros Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scolopendromorpha (Bark Centipedes)
Family Scolopendridae
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with 8 spp. (of which 5 Scolopendra) in 4 genera in our area(1), TBA spp. in 23 genera worldwide(2)(3)
Range
worldwide(3); in our area, transcontinental in so. US, north to VA-MO-SD-se.MT-e.OR (map)(1)