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Scolopendra heros
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Scolopendra heros. Credit: John / Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0) Scolopendra heros is a centipede that can be found in northern areas of Mexico and in southern areas of the United States. Its range extends from Arizona and New Mexico westward to Missouri and Arkansas, reaching into Mexico in the south. This species can reach an average body length of 6.5 inches, although individuals...

Giant Redheaded Centipede Scolopendra heros
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Scolopendra heros, also referred to as the Giant Redheaded Centipede, calls parts of the southern central and southwestern United States, as well as a significant portion of Mexico, its home. It has not been found west of the Colorado River. Varying in length from 6.5 to 8 inches, its trunk has 21 to 23 pairs of legs. The body is aposematically colored. This is a defensive coloration...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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