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Geophilus oweni

Geophilus oweni
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
April 6, 2014
Size: ca. 7 cm.
Another photo of the same individual, a close-up of the head to show the fangs and the parallel sides of the body segments caudally. Joseph DeSisto, who IDed the first photo, sent information by email about this genus, its differences from Strigamia (my initial attempt at an ID), and distinctions from other geophilid centipedes. Those include: (a) the fangs do not project forward from the head and (b) the body does not narrow behind the head.

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Geophilus oweni Geophilus oweni