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Photo#93350
Large Centipede - Scolopendra viridis

Large Centipede - Scolopendra viridis
Skull Valley, AZ, USA (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
July 26, 2006
Size: about 4 inches
Note the two distinctive larger terminal appendiges.

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Large Centipede - Scolopendra viridis Large Centipede - Scolopendra viridis

Moved
Moved from Centipedes.

Compare to Scolopendra polymo
Compare to Scolopendra polymorpha.

 
Steve Ferguson II
I think you are right about the yellow-legged centipede, but I think your suggestion got attached to this Green critter instead. The head area structure is different on this one.
S. polymorpha appears to have an appendage on either side of the head & held tightly thereto. I wonder if it is a clasping device to hold its prey!? I copied & added your comment
to the other "Yellowlegged" specimen. Did I goof , yet again!

Question......are these both the same species? Wish I had a better image of the green one!

 
Thanks Steve
It sure looks right to me. "Data" shows it for CA & it's logical that we might have them here also. Colors & structure looks the same.

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