- Jan 10, 2017
I went out looking for S. heros today near Oracle AZ and found six of these big boys. I have seen other photos of this same pede identified as S. heros but there is another phase being collected near there as well (in the low lands by town). This specimen is from between 4,000 and 6,000 feet above sea level at the transition zone just below the pine forest. One specimen was a neonate (much larger than any S. polymorpha neonate with the full number of segments as an adult). I also picked up a mystery neonate that didn't have the full number of segments with similar coloration just to throw a wrench into the identification process. No tripod to take picks of the neo's so the picks of the larger pedes are all you have to go by.