7 to 8 inches in length
Giant bush centipede in rotten log at Tahuna Torea.
a young centipede (10cm long) on the bank next to track
With egg masses
80mm under rotting log
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?
Cutting manuka for the marae, seen 4 or 5 come from within the trees close to the ground
Very large. About 25-30cm long.
Giant centipede are some thing I normal see from the corner of my eye as they scurry off to hide. So I was surprised to find this one that was very sluggish. Mind you, would you go charging about if blind.
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.