Bark Centipede
( Scolopendromorpha )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Scolopendromorpha
(Latreille ,1817 )
Common Name:Bark Centipede
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Chilopoda
Order:Scolopendromorpha
Taxon Code:CHL00610
ITIS/TSN:913857

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
County:San Francisco County
ECI Site#:CA38CP0000

RECOGNITION
Diversity
3 Family worldwide, all represented in North America. 27 Species, including 6 that are introduced, in 9 genera for America north of Mexico. 33 Genera of which about 600 are described. An estimated 800 species worldwide.

BIOLOGY
Importance
They can bite and also pinch with their last pair of legs. Bites may cause intense pain, swelling, discoloration, numbness, and necrosis, and require medical assistance, although there are no really dangerous, deadly centipedes, and no confirmed human fatalities.
Diversity
3 Family worldwide, all represented in North America. 27 Species, including 6 that are introduced, in 9 genera for America north of Mexico. 33 Genera of which about 600 are described. An estimated 800 species worldwide.
Importance
They can bite and also pinch with their last pair of legs. Bites may cause intense pain, swelling, discoloration, numbness, and necrosis, and require medical assistance, although there are no really dangerous, deadly centipedes, and no confirmed human fatalities.

CREDITS
Photographer
Erica Strand

References
Order Scolopendromorpha - Bark Centipedes. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/23). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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