Tropical Centipede
( Scolopendromorpha )


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PHOTO COMMENT

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

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Chilopoda
Order:Scolopendromorpha
Taxon Code:CHL02011
ITIS TSN#:913857

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Morgan Fire Burn Area, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CASP175000
Park/Forest:Mount Diablo State Park

RECOGNITION

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.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Order Scolopendromorpha - Bark Centipedes. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/23). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#913857


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