Texas pede's (and surrounding states)

P.jasonius

Arachnobaron
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Hello all,
I was thinking of getting a centipede, and was wondering what locations in Texas would be a good place to start looking. ie. what species are here and where are they?
I live in the DFW area, but not afraid to drive a little bit.
Now is not the best time to look, I'm sure, but just wanted to plan ahead.
 

P.jasonius

Arachnobaron
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Go ahead and add millipedes to the question as well. Habitats, range, species, experience finding...
 

Galapoheros

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Three good sized species I've come across are Narceus americanus (first pic) in e tx under and in rotting logs. I find two desert species crossing the roads in w tx. Don't know the sci names but a common name for a common sp out there is Desert millipede. Gets around 6 to 7 inches. I come across a black one out there (second pic) that is pretty nice looking and much less common than the bigger, brownish Desert milli. I usually see them up to 3 inches and kind of stocky looking. I've seen the sci name but can't remember it. Somebody might mention it.

 
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Dorcus

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I think the Scientific name for the Desert Millipede is the Orthoporus ornatus
 

P.jasonius

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I've only seen those in photos before. Whereabouts did you find it? Nice contrast.
 

Drachenjager

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i dont know the name of them common name MAY be almond milipede. but there is a light colored flat milipede in east Texas south of Tyler that does give off the almond scent of cyanide .
S. heros castaniceps centipedes are found in the rocks close to water in the hill country and a little red one i forgot the name of them is found all over lol
 
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