Location: NEHU Campus, Shillong, Meghalaya
Date: 25th September 2015
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Micro-Nikkor 105mm
Giant bush centipede in rotten log at Tahuna Torea.
under bark of rotting Quercus imbricaria
中國紅頭蜈蚣 (Scolopendra subspinipes ssp. mutilans) About 4inch in length.
Red head, トビズムカデ.
Was initially very confused as to the species of this guy, but eventually had a few experts weigh in. Young adult Hemiscolopendra marginata, approximately 2" long.
under bark of rotting tree
Centipedes (from Latin prefix centi-, "hundred", and pes, pedere, "foot") are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs from under 20 to over 300. Centipedes have an odd number of pairs of legs, e.g. 15 or 17 pairs of legs (30 or 34 legs). A key trait uniting this...