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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Date

January 21, 2016 09:21 PM NZDT

Description

Cormocephalus Rubriceps possible? I know their is two species of large centipedes in New Zealand

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

natalieatwrct

Date

July 29, 2015

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Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

atdahl

Date

June 9, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

7 to 8 inches in length

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

beaumasters

Date

October 15, 2015 02:53 PM TOT

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

pawl1990

Date

September 15, 2015 02:32 PM NZST

Description

Giant bush centipede in rotten log at Tahuna Torea.

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

April 17, 2015

Description

a young centipede (10cm long) on the bank next to track

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

epitree

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

With egg masses

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

epitree

Date

October 5, 2014

Description

30mm

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

epitree

Date

October 2, 2014

Description

80mm under rotting log

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No photos or sounds

What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Date

the past

Description

too fast for a photo! Really big centipede, looked just like the picture on Landcare's What is this bug website but have been told only found in the North Island?

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Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

anton

Date

March 25, 2014 02:29 PM NZDT

Description

Cutting manuka for the marae, seen 4 or 5 come from within the trees close to the ground

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What

Giant Centipede Cormocephalus rubriceps

Observer

riverdog

Date

July 7, 2013 04:12 PM NZST

Description

Very large. About 25-30cm long.

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Description from Wikipedia

Cormocephalus rubriceps is a large centipede of the family Scolopendridae, endemic to Australia and the North Island of New Zealand. At up to 25 cm in length, it is the largest centipede in New Zealand. It can deliver a poisonous bite using its razor sharp pincers.

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