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long red centipede - Strigamia epileptica

long red centipede - Strigamia epileptica
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana, USA
August 27, 2010
Size: ~ 10 cm
Order Geophilomorpha. Even the keys to family require dissecting the head. To ID a photo someone would have to be already familar, from specimens, with what species occur in the area. ~ Rod Crawford

Moved
Moved from Strigamia.

Moved
Moved from Soil Centipedes.

Strigamia
Definitely Strigamia from the bright red color and tapering in body width toward the head.

Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the western centipedes, but I'm working on this one since there are quite a few western Strigamia on this site. So you can expect a species ID at some point.

 
Strigamia
Thanks Joseph! Let me know if there are any views you need and I can look back in my files to see if I have them.

 
Based on the size this is pro
Based on the size this is probably Strigamia epileptica. The western species are poorly known (the eastern species are too, but a bit less so). Most of the western Strigamia are only known from the type specimens, so this could be wrong, but epileptica is the best guess.

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