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Amazonian Giant Centipede Scolopendra gigantean
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Puerto Rican Giant Centipede, Scolopendra gigantea; Vieques, Puerto Rico. Credit: Katka Nemčoková/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Amazonian giant centipede (Scolopendra gigantean), also known as the Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede, can be found in areas of the Caribbean and South America. Its range includes Saint Thomas, Grenada, Jamaica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the...

Giant Centipede Ethmostigmus rubripes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: I took this picture myself on 7th March, 2007. John E. Hill 04:23, 7 March 2007 (UTC) Specimen caught by Jim Symes in Laura, Queensland. It measures over 16 cm from its' head to the end of its' body and is the largest recorded specimen of this species so far. John E. Hill 11:12, 22 March 2007 (UTC). Credit: John E. Hill/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The giant centipede...

Scolopendra subspinipes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Scolopendra subspinipes. Credit: Matt Reinbold / Wikipedia (CC BY 2.0) Scolopendra subspinipes is a species of centipede whose native range and origin are unknown. Its current range includes areas of Indomalaya and Manganesia, as well as most tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, the Caribbean, most areas of land within the Indian Ocean, Central America and South America....

Megarian Banded Centipede Scolopendra cingulate
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Scolopendra cingulata, centipede. Credit: Eran Finkle/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Megarian banded centipede (Scolopendra cingulate), also known as the Mediterranean banded centipede, is most often found in areas of the Mediterranean and southern areas of Europe. Its range includes Greece, France, Italy, Spain, and North Africa. This species prefers to burrow underneath rocks...

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...

Scolopendra subspinipes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Scolopendra subspinipes, is a species of centipede that is found primarily Southeast Asia. Commonly known as the Vietnamese Centipede, it is among the largest centipedes in Asia, often with a length of 8 inches. There are currently 8 sub-species that have been recognized. Scolopendra is an active and aggressive centipede that will prey upon almost everything they can overwhelm. Despite its...

Scolopendra gigantea
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Scolopendra gigantea, also known by the common names Peruvian giant yellow-leg centipede or the Amazonian giant centipede, is regarded as one of the largest members of the genus Scolopendra. It can reach an overall length of up to 12 inches. S. gigantea can be found in South America and parts of the Caribbean. They are known to be very aggressive and also nervous. S. gigantea has a body that...

Megarian Banded Centipede Scolopendra cingulata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Scolopendra cingulata, with common names Megarian banded centipede and the Mediterranean banded centipede, is the most common scolopendromorph species in the mountainous locales of the Mediterranean region. S. cingulata can often be found under stones, rocks and fallen tree trunks where it rests during the day. The escolopendra, as it is referred to in Spanish, feeds nocturnally. S....

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...

Common Desert Centipede Scolopendra polymorpha
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Common Desert Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha), also known as the Tiger Centipede, Banded Desert Centipede, or Sonoran Desert Centipede, is a species of centipede indigenous to the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, and up to the Pacific Coast. Its habitat includes dry grasslands, forest and desert, where it will usually take up residence under rocks or burrow into rotten...

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