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Species Scolopendra heros - Giant Redheaded Centipede

Giant Redheaded Centipede - Scolopendra heros Scolopendra heros -- giant redheaded centipede - Scolopendra heros Centipede Texas (Scolopendra polymorpha) - Scolopendra heros Scolopendra heros Scolopendra heros  - Scolopendra heros large centipede - Scolopendra heros Giant Redheaded Centipede? - Scolopendra heros Giant red headed centipede, Scolopendra heros - 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)
Size
avg. ~6.5" (up to 8"); our largest centipede (Dr Rowland Shelley)
Identification
many color variants
Range
so.-c. & sw. US (map)(1) and northern Mexico. "It ranges southward about 1/4 of the way into Mexico, and has not been found west of the Colorado River in CA" (Dr Rowland Shelley)
Remarks
About its venomous bites see: comment by Rowland M. Shelley, Ph. D
Internet References
Fact sheet by J.K. Barnes