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Hi,
I live in Hawaii and these are everywhere, including my house. But I see two kinds and I am wondering which this one is. So are my students. This one is record size.
Thanks so much
Alisha

Hi Alisha,
Beautiful photo of a Centipede. All we can say is it is a Tropical Centipede in the Order Scolopendromorpha. We can also say it is very impressive and wish you said exactly how large it is.

Update: (01/20/2008) Two Centipedes
Regarding centipedes, … Also those from the Hawaiian Islands are Scolopendra subspinipes Leach, 1815, which was brought to the Hawaiian Islands by Polynesians in at least the early 1800s, as they were recorded from there in 1832 or so, at which time they were called the ” Sandwich Islands .”
Rowland Shelley
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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  1. [...] I did a little research after I first saw the thing, so I could show Wax what it was he was supposed to be looking for. I found this site: CLICK HERE Go down about 1/4 of the page where it says Myriapoda or Chilopoda. Here’s one on wikipedia: CLICK HERE. I’m not sure if it is a scolopendra, but it sure looks like one. It was about half a ruler long or more. Creepy and gross. Or maybe we brought it home from Hawaii??? CHECK OUT THIS POST [...]

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