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Centipede Red Head
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:48 AM
Just wanted to show off a little something that we found on our latest camping trip at Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet, Texas. One of my daughters saw it and yelled “centipede”. We all gathered to see it and were just amazed at the size and speed of this little creature. I identified it on your website and thought you would like to know of our sighting!
Rana
Burnet, Texas

Giant Redheaded Centipede

Giant Redheaded Centipede

Hi Rana,
Thanks so much for sending us your photo of a Giant Redheaded Centipede, Scolopendra heros.  There are several different color variations of this species.  You didn’t indicate how large your specimen is.  We have gotten reports of individuals as large as 8 inches, and for some reason, the largest reports are from Oklahoma.

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One Response to Giant Redheaded Centipede

  1. flaminguns says:

    found giant redheaded centipede in arkansas im not sure how to send the picture to you please let me know. also are these centipedes natives of arkansas ive read several articles about these but most of the people who have posted are from texas

    troy
    rudy,arkansas

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