- Jan 10, 2017
I've found a few good places to find S. heros in central and southern AZ. I'd like to start a hiking group of AZ local centipede enthusiasts.
You are certainly welcome. PM me when you are coming and we will set up a trip. A lot of Californians are interested in this. Maybe we can do an exchange hiking program, I'm thinking of doing a trip to find some Mytoxia in the Sierras.I'm in California, but visit Phoenix and Tuscon several times a year and try to get a little bug hunting in when I'm in the area. I also drove up to Payson to go beetle hunting last fall. S. heros is at the top of my wish list, so if you don't mind a Californian tagging along, I'd love to join you for a hunt some time!
Do you want to lead a hike?Having just moved from Arizona, don't discount Prescott and Present Valley for centipede/scorpion hunting potential. I vividly remember finding a small pede with a black body and red head and tail, even though the elevation was over 5,000 feet.
I would be happy to show you some territory and give you some pointers on collecting S. heros. PM me to get my number. I live very near Apache Junction. Looking forward to meeting you.Hey, guys - a little late to the party here, but hopefully you see this regardless. I'm Peter - an entomologist and arachnologist from Alberta, and I'm going to be in Arizona from March 14th to 22nd with my friend Stefanie. We're going to be spending a lot of our time out poking around in the desert looking for herptiles and arthropods, and Stefanie is particularly keen on finding some S. heros.
If any of you would be willing to offer some advice as to techniques, where would be best to try and find some, or if you'd be willing to have us tag along on a centipede hike, please let me know - I would be grateful in the extreme, as it would easily make Stefanie's trip! We'll be staying in Apache Junction, but will be traveling around the Phoenix area and making a day trip to Tuscon at the very least.
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!
That's an awesome find! All of it!I went out last night because I had cabin fever only intending to road hunt for an hour at my hot spot. I ended up doing a lot of hiking anyway after I found two Scolopendra heros in a 15 minute period. Missed them both. They have been hanging out right near their burrows. Probably because it is dry. I went for an hour drive at 10:00 pm and ended up coming back at 3:30 am.
1-SADDLED LEAF-NOSED SNAKE (Phyllorhynchus browni) First ever!
1-Amblypygid (Paraphrynus carolynae)
1-Unidentified dwarf tarantula (one of the obscure species of AZ)
Saw in the wild:
1-Scutigeria house centipede
1- Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum)
Numerous A. chalcodes, Centruroides sculpuratus
I have to go back tonight and release the P. browni. It is a beautiful little snake but it specializes in eating lizard eggs. Can't exactly go to the store and pick those up.