Dead, upside down in our frog pond
Scolopocryptops sexspinosus, the Red centipede; Volusia county, Florida; 15 February 2015. http://phostracks.com.
A centipede that is about an inch long. The shell is a dark blue with an orange head.
Young adult - about 5" in length - crossing driveway.
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...