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Genus Scolopendra

Monster centipede (crawling away) - Scolopendra heros That's not huge--THIS is HUGE...Scolopendromorpha in Florida Keys - Scolopendra longipes Scolopendra viridis Centipede Texas (Scolopendra polymorpha) - Scolopendra heros Scolopender - Scolopendra polymorpha Scolopendra? - Scolopendra Giant Texas Centipede, Red Headed Centipede - Scolopendra heros Centipede - Scolopendra longipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scolopendromorpha (Bark Centipedes)
Family Scolopendridae
Genus Scolopendra
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1) and ~100 spp. worldwide(2)
Range
worldwide(2); in our area, se. US along the Atlantic seaboard [north to so.NC] & Gulf Coast, north to SD-se.MT west of the Mississippi River, and north to e.OR west of the Rockies (map)(1)