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soil centipede - Geophilus vittatus

soil centipede - Geophilus vittatus
City of Greater Sudbury, Fairbank Lake, Ontario, Canada
May 12, 2013
Size: approx 9cm
Seems to have 1 pair of legs per segment and stretched out would maybe have been 9cm long. It was narrow and curled below the flapping bark of a birch tree (outdoor temp 1C and snowing).. Its ends orangy in colour and translucent the centre showing dark through a translucent "skin."
Is it a centipede?
(This soil centipede is the second record posted for Canada.the prior post was from Wellington,Ontario in May 2000. It has also been spotted in Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wisconsin

Moved from Soil Centipedes.

Geophilus vittatus
- diamond markings down the back
- orange toward head
- roughly uniform body width

Moved from Centipedes.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

a species of centipede

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