Some morphology

Greg Pelka

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T1, T2, etc - Tergites, dorsal lamines of centipede segments
Smooth antennomere - called sometimes bold antennomere, they're covered by little hair
Sparsely hirsute antennomere - they're almost bald.
Count of those antennomere is very important feature in marking the specie.



Hire we can cslosely see the difrernce between smooth and sparsely hirsute antennomeres.
Count of smooth is 6, what is characteristic for example for S. subspinipes and S. cingulata, total count of all antennomeres equals 18 - S. subspinipes can has from 17 till 20 or S. cingulata from 17 till 22. When we're counting the antennomeres we must remember, that centipede could 'lost' some of them during figting with food, etc. She will recover them in the nearest molt.



Maxillipeds - transformed legs, they're suited to attack/defence and handing food
Ocelli - eyes, centipedes have eyes composed of four units called ommatidia, we have olso blind Cryptopinae, but among them recently discovered a new gender - Mimops which possess eyes composed of single one ommatidium.
Ringfurrow - exactly 'anterior transverse suture/sulcus'. It's a half-mooned sulcus or sture at T1, appears in (almost) all scolopendras from the New World and... (it's quite interesting) in S. valida - specie which appears in the Old World(Canaries, Cameroon, Sudan, Syria, India, Malaysja).
Paramedian sutures of head plate - two longitudial sutures on head:)



Coxosternite - abdominal lamina of head
Coxosternal toothplates - Laminae dentales?
Trochanteroprefemoral processes - literally appendage trochantero-prefemoral? On it's width, inside the maxilliped there are poison glands.
1st mandible - no comments:)
2nd mandible - no comments




Prefemoral spines - amound and distribution of them are very important in determinating ID

What do You thing about something like this?

Best regards
Greg
 

Scarp172

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Excellent! A great reference for those beginning with 'pedes too! Great pictures.
 

bistrobob85

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Wonderful material you have there. This should be a sticky to which we could refer, specially when people are trying to ID their centipedes... Your work is appreciated :).

Just a question... do centipedes actually grow back lost antennomeres?

phil.
 
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Androctonus_bic

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Very good job guy!!! You'll be ungry with me if I "still" it for show the pictures in a spanish forum?

Cheers
Carles
 

Galapoheros

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ROCK DOWN with the nomenclature! I'm so very lazy when it comes to learning the names of body parts. This is great. I really like the way you did it too. It looks good. Sometimes I see diagrams and I can't really tell what they are trying to identify but no questioning your stuff. Thanks a lot! Sure would make a nice sticky! (I have seen some antennomere growth after a molt, not much though)

What kind of camera and lens did you use?
 
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Greg Pelka

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Hey,
Thanx You guys, I'll be updating them successfully:)
Just a question... do centipedes actually grow back lost antennomeres?
As I remember some of my pedes with lost antennomere were rocorvering them, but mayby some clever heads than me (Steven) will answear:)
Androctonus_bic said:
Very good job guy!!! You'll be ungry with me if I "still" it for show the pictures in a spanish forum?
I made them in English because English nomenclature is official, and olso to showing them on different forums with some subtittles;) Just write that pictures were made by my.

Galapoheros said:
What kind of camera and lens did you use?
I use... my Girlfriends Canon IXUS 40 :D totally 'naked' without any accessories :)

Best regards
Greg
 

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Hey,
I use... my Girlfriends Canon IXUS 40 :D totally 'naked' without any accessories :)
Wow, I'm totally impressed by it's macro abilities!

Thanks so much for posting this, great job!:D
 

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wow...excellent pictures, cleared up a lot about terminology for me :) Thanks!
 
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