Scolopendra ID

cacoseraph

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i am pulling this out of remembering a post from ~3 years ago

but could it be S. dalmatica?
 

zonbonzovi

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Very beautiful 'lil beast.

Can't tell from picture if there is any median sulcus on tergite 21(yes, I'm paraphrasing from Turgut's keys;)); the other diagnostic is 10-17 spines per each coxopleural process, which I'm still having trouble wrapping my brain around, if it's S. dalmatica.
 

peterbourbon

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Hey,

as there is only S. cingulata left to compare with in Croatia I would say it's S. dalmatica.

You can be 100% sure if you check the terminal legs from underside. If there are plenty spines on the prefemur it's not S. cingulata (hence dalmatica).

S. cingulata bares only 2 ventral spines, so it's easy.

I _would_ say it's a female. But no guarantee. :)

EDIT: Sorry I forgot to consider S. canidens, but I don't think it's canidens. I only know very pale colored canidens from Croatia.

Cheers
Turgut
 
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Crysta

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Ahh I remember these beauties! I was in Croatia too! :)


 
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