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Geophilus oweni

Geophilus oweni
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
April 6, 2014
Size: ca. 7 cm.
At soil surface under rotting wood and leaf litter.

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Geophilus oweni Geophilus oweni

Moved from Geophilus oweni.

Moved from Soil Centipedes.

Geophilus oweni
Based on the location (northern Midwest), ~61 legs (more than any local centipede that looks like this). Strigamia has a tapering in body width toward the head.

Nice find!

Moved for expert attention.
Moved from Strigamia.

The genus was added because you placed it on the genus page. I think you meant to place it here. :)

Thanks for taking care of my
Thanks for taking care of my gaffe so promptly.

Oops. This added the italiciz
Oops. This added the italicized genus as though the ID was confirmed. Please ID this.