(Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) Oregon Ensatina
Found in my backyard. Has 12 costal grooves that I can see and the constriction at the base of the tail. This guy also exudes the milky white substance on the tail. This would be an adult.
Utilized the following Herp. website:
Growing at the base of a Cal. Interior Live Oak.. Beautiful, but concerned it might spell the decline of the tree..
A type of Tropical Centipede (Scolopendromorpha). 23 pairs of legs (vs. 21 in other families)
Only S. spinicuadus and S. gracilis have a known range in northern California.
Small insect with many legs including weird legs coming out of the back of its body. Kind of translucent body. Two antennae on the head and what appears to be reddish eyes. Can move very fast.
approximately 2 inches long, tan and brown segments, long greenish tentacles on back end, legs also somewhat translucent green. Head uniform tan, tan/green antennae. (red item is a dried flower petal)
Orange centipeed with too many legs to count. Light orange stripes on its back and moves very quick.
Out by this barn in Vacaville, I lifted up a rock and under it I found a mount of moist dirt that was like a 'clod' of dirt. I broke it apart a bit, and out came this centipede. He was fast, so I could only get one picture, before he crawled underground.
Darted around when I lifted up the rock it was under. About 3/4 of an inch long and very skinny. It's small size made it appear juvenile
very quick to get to cover once the board it was under was lifted but was still able to get a photo. an orangish color to it made it stand out quite clearly on the dark ground in which it made a home out of.
Cute little fella, very quick so that's why he was in the clear container so we could get good pictures of him.