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?
Collected from pitfall trap deployed in a wood pile in the Linc Works vegetative dump site. Smaller of two centipedes.
Collected from pitfall trap deployed in a wood pile in the Linc Works vegetative dump.
Cutting manuka for the marae, seen 4 or 5 come from within the trees close to the ground
70mm under rock
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.
One 10cm-long specimen found by Gareth Cooper, EHRP ranger
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...