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Centipede inside of rotting redwood - Scolopocryptops

Centipede inside of rotting redwood - Scolopocryptops
Soquel, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
May 24, 2011
A large number of centipedes were between the bark and rotting redwood. I think there were two different kinds. The other one to follow.

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Thanks, you're right, the ultimates do look straight!
I'm going to miss that land. Pot growers and people living in trailers dumping sewage into the creeks is going to wipe out an unbelievably diverse ecological habitat! I already mourn its loss!

Down to two species from range considerations...
...either Scolopocryptops spinicuadus or S. gracilis.

See "Range" remarks on this info page for more detailed info and maps.

[I believe subfamily Kethopinae is ruled out due to the straight terminal segments of the backwardly pointing "ultimate" legs. Those terminal segments are described as "flexed [...] to form a clasping apparatus" on the 4th page of the PDF here. That leaves only genus Scolopocryptops in the North American fauna.]

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Thanks for help on the centipedes, Ray!
They are impressive looking things. Nice to get some info about them!

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