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Species Scolopendra heros - Giant Redheaded Centipede

Monster centipede (head to right) - Scolopendra heros Centipede - Scolopendra heros Giant Red-Headed Centipede - Scolopendra heros Giant Texas Centipede, Red Headed Centipede - Scolopendra heros Scolopendra heros Scolopendra heros? - Scolopendra heros Scolopendra heros - female Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scolopendromorpha (Bark Centipedes)
Family Scolopendridae
Genus Scolopendra
Species heros (Giant Redheaded Centipede)
Explanation of Names
Scolopendra heros Girard 1853
Size
avg. ~6.5" (up to 8"); our largest centipede. ―Rowland Shelley
Identification
many color variants
Range
so.-c. & sw. US (map)(1) and n.Mexico • Ranges southward ~¼ of the way into Mexico; not found west of the Colorado River in CA. ―Rowland Shelley