Subject: rainbow colored centipede?
Location: vancouver, Wa
March 6, 2016 6:05 am
I have a friend who was out on a walk on February 10 and spotted this guy. This was in North Vancouver, WA known as salmon creek. You have permission to use the photo and my writing for this for your website.
Though it is quite colorful, we do not believe this is normal for this Centipede. We believe it is a Stone Centipede in the order Lithobiomorpha. We will continue to research this unusual coloration.
Very odd indeed, I am a senior completing a bachelor degree in biology and minor in chemistry and tried doing research on it before emailing you guys. Almost nothing that bright colored naturally exists in this area so it particularly peaked my interest.