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Stone Centipede - Neolithobius

Stone Centipede - Neolithobius
Whitepath Road area, Gilmer County, Georgia, USA
October 18, 2011
Size: not recorded
I was out at night, wearing a head-lamp and looking for wolf spiders, when I located this individual. This individual moved well on surface of leaf litter / ground / gravel. This individual curled up, as seen (in image), when I took the photo. Otherwise, it was stretched out in "usual" manner, while moving almost continuously. Habitat was mostly deciduous forest in north Georgia mountains.

Moved from Stone Centipedes.

This belongs to the genus Neolithobius, based on the oversized triangular projections on segment 7, in addition to smaller projections on 9, 11, and 13. Without a specimen beneath a scope a species ID is impossible, but the most common species is N. voracior.

Thanks Joseph.

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