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What sort of Centipede is this?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Xealot, Nov 14, 2017 at 8:37 AM.

  1. Xealot

    Xealot Arachnopeon

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    Found under a rock in my garden Darwin Australia. I had a look on google but i can't be sure at all what it is. It is pretty small around 7cm and took a small grasshopper after it settled. 20171110_154107.jpg
     
  2. Salvador

    Salvador Arachnosquire

    Appears to be a Scolopendra morsitans.
     
  3. Cassiusstein

    Cassiusstein Arachnosquire

  4. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnobaron Active Member

    I'm going with C. aurantiipes, or another species of Cormocephalus. The terminals are too thick to be morsitans and the general head shape looks off.
     
  5. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnodemon Active Member

    I'd say C. aurantiipes. The antennae look too short for a Scolopendra.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 6:05 PM
  6. Salvador

    Salvador Arachnosquire

    I'll admit, I thought I was seeing more of an overlap with the headplate, but a close look shows it not to be. Let that be a lesson!
     
  7. Xealot

    Xealot Arachnopeon

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    Found another one that's a bit bigger. I released the other one onto public land as i have a small dog that that loves to hunt insects.
     

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  8. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnodemon Active Member

    That may be a different species, Ethmostigmus sp. (probably E. rubripes, Australia's largest).
     
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