Found on Matapalo trail at Tiputini Biodiversity Station.
These critters were common on a night walk. This one was about 2 inches long. No idea if it can be identified.
Asa Wright Nature Center,
31 July 2016
Found under stone, whilst investigating invertebrate diversity in area without any wasp/rat control for son's science fair
Thirty mm long, found under a punga log on a Pre-School trip
The velvet worms (Onychophora — literally "claw bearers", also known as Protracheata) are a minor ecdysozoan phylum with ~180 species. These obscurely segmented organisms have tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs and slime glands. They have variously been compared to worms with legs, caterpillars and slugs. Most common in tropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, they prey on smaller animals such as insects, which they catch by squirting an adhesive mucus. In modern zoology, they are