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For ID (Centipedes and millipedes)

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by jayvee_austin, Aug 9, 2012.

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    Please Identify centipedes and millipedes. Locality Luzon, Philippines






    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Androctonus_bic

    Androctonus_bic Arachnoprince Old Timer

    In centipedes:

    1. Rhysida nuda.
    2.Scolopendra subspinipes subspinipes.

    But, I'm not sure of anybody because with one picture only is very difficult to ID this bugs.


  3. Thank you Carles. I'll be uploading more photos for this. I'm just having a hard time taking photos as they won't stay still when I open their home.
  4. cantthinkofone

    cantthinkofone Arachnodemon

    Im not very good at IDing anything but snakes but i will tell you those are some beatiful centipedes. ive never seen a bright blue one before. only a dark ugly blue one.
  5. krabbelspinne

    krabbelspinne Arachnobaron

    1 seems to be Otostigmus scaber instead of Rhysida nuda....
  6. Thank you cantthinkofone. I really hope that they can be identified properly so I can place the correct tags on their tanks. I'm addicted to them :D

    ---------- Post added 08-13-2012 at 02:03 PM ----------


    Hmm.. I'll try to take more photos for details. I'm just having difficulty right now as they're so skittish
  7. krabbelspinne

    krabbelspinne Arachnobaron

    there is an easy way to distinguish Rhysida nuda from Otostigmus scaber, so you don`t need to send more pics:

    If the tergites have a ridges, it is O. scaber, if they are plain, it is something else, maybe R. nuda....
  8. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

    I think I've seen the yellow and black millipedes before, do you know how big they are? Spirobolus bungii?
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  9. The largest I have in here is around 8 or 9 inches

    ---------- Post added 08-14-2012 at 06:41 PM ----------

    Thanks for that! I do not see any ridges on it's tergites. :)
  10. krabbelspinne

    krabbelspinne Arachnobaron

    EandA: In Asia there are more species in yellow and black. I think it is Spirobolus walkeri....
  11. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

    Sorry, the ? at the end meant is was just a guess. I was going to guess S. walkeri first but that species sometimes has red bands while S. bungii from China can look exactly like the specimens pictured. It may be neither.