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Centipede  3 - Cryptops

Centipede 3 - Cryptops
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 23, 2006
Size: 1 inch approx.

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No, I meant Scolocryptops gen
No, I meant Scolocryptops genus. Scolopendromorpha is one of the orders of centipedes, not a genus. These centipedes are confusing. I have seen it spelled Scolocryptops and Scolopocryptops. Try comparing to a Scolopocryptops sexpinosus.

 
Not sure it's Scolopocryptops
Doesn't have the robustness of that genus. Also, it has 21 pairs of legs. This rules out Scolopocryptops (23 pairs). It's hard to tell from the ultimate legs, but they don't look extremely thickened. This may be Cryptops.

 
Cryptops
After reviewing posts by Rowland Shelley, I feel confident calling this Cryptops. I do not, however, feel confident enough to assign a specific epithet to it. Maybe Dr. Shelley would be willing to look at this.

Im not positive, but you migh
Im not positive, but you might want to see if that is a Scolocrpytops spp...

www.venomlist.com

 
Scolopendromorpha, tropical centipedes?
I assume you ment these-Scolopendromorpha, tropical centipedes-because that's what it looks like and I counted the segments and all it seems to match.

It seems to match this one:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/44230

does that sound right?

thanks

Jo

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