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Brown Centipede - Lithobius forficatus

Brown Centipede - Lithobius forficatus
Pilot Rock, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
November 30, 2012
Size: 30mm
Ventral side of tail

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Lithobius forficatus
A common European introduced species. The giveaways are:

- size (few N.A. lithobiomorphs regularly exceed 20 mm in length)
- tergital productions on segments 9, 11, and 13 (these are the triangular projections on the side of the segments)
- many elliptical coxal pores in a single row
- 5 teeth on each side of the prosternum

The closeups were essential to make this ID.

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