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Sonoran Desert Arthropods
Scolopendra heros (Giant desert centipede)

 

 

(Giant desert centipede)
Habitat: "Southern U.S.,Mexico,C. America"
Food Habits: "insects, lizards, rodents"
Active Period: nocturnal
Size: v. large
Number of Legs: many
Leg Characteristics: one pair per segment
"Orange with black head and tail,catch prey by chasing it down"
bite may be painful but is not dangerous

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Uniramia
Class Chilopoda
Order Scolopendromorpha
Family Scolopendridae
Genus Scolopendra
species heros

 

 

 

 

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