a young centipede (10cm long) on the bank next to track
About 1" long. Under decayed hardwood log.
Found on the front porch after rain
During demolition of an old trailer home found a nest of these. Some were huge! From other photos my best guess the biggest was easily 7 inches.
I have no clue what type this is. I was fooled that it might be an introduced species of snake but it was blue and big for a centipede.
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...