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Centipede ID

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Guido van Verseveld, Oct 12, 2019.

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    About a year ago I bought this centipede at an expo. It was sold to me as a Scolopendra madagascariensis, but I have my doubts.
    It's about 14cm/5.5inch now.
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  2. Seems like S. subspinipes to me.
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  3. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    This is a Hawaiian S. subspinipes.
  4. kermitdsk

    kermitdsk Arachnosquire

    From these Pictures not exactly to see, but looks like Subspinipes, also the pedeling looks like typical Subspinipes coloration.
    In europe animals from the USA are very rare, so I would have a doubt it's Hawaiian. If sold as Scolopendra madagascariensis I would guess it's a Subspinipes from Madagascar.
  5. Liquifin

    Liquifin Arachnoangel Active Member

    that's a S. subspinipes. Orange body, blue head and tips are dead giveaways for subspinipes pedelings.
  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Scolopendra madagascarensis is subspinipes. I guess they are invasive on the island. I don’t think it’s a real species also.
  7. CHLee

    CHLee Arachnoknight

    Going by Attems description, madagascarensis isn’t subspinipes, hobby madagascarensis are most likely all mislabeled subspinipes.
  8. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    Whatever is in the hobby is definitely subspinipes. There’s also antananarivoensis. Where is the description of madagascarensis?
  9. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Oh, didn’t realize OP is from Europe.
  10. CHLee

    CHLee Arachnoknight

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