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Photo#41270
Tropical centipede - Scolopendra viridis

Tropical centipede - Scolopendra viridis
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
January 18, 2006
Size: 9.5 cm
ID through guide. Size does not include legs or antenna. Found under bag of soil.

Moved

Scolopendra viridis Say, 1821
Scolopendra viridis Say, 1821

Scolopendra viridis
Compare to other images out there. S. viridis has yellow sides bordering the blue-green interior. It's found from southern NC through Florida, I believe.

SIZE
IVE SEEN CENTIPEDES OVER A FOO LONG AND 3/4 INs THICK IN HAWAII MANY TIMES. I DON'T HAVE PICTURES TO PROVE IT BUT IF YOUR EVER ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF OAHU YOU MAY GET LUCKY AND SEE ONE. I WAS IN THE MORE RURAL AREAS.

 
S. subspinipes or morsitans (in Hawaii)
Scolopendra subspinipes and morsitans are both large invasive centipedes from southeast Asia and Africa, respectively, and have become established in Hawaii and many other tropical locations. Subspinipes in particular can get very large, to around 10 inches or so.

I believe this is a Florida B
I believe this is a Florida Blue Centipede, Hemiscolopendra marginata.

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