Scolopendra subspinipes subspinipes (Leach 1815)
- This large centipede is found in the Caribbean, South Pacific, SE Asia and Africa in warm and humid areas. It is a beautiful species with it's typical color form of a rich, mahogany body with legs that start out reddish-orange and can taper to a greenish-yellow or even blueish-green. Maximum length: 7.5", but there are reports from some South Pacific forms of 9" lengths. The "Giant South Pacific" form tends to have the red upper legs and greenish-yellow lower leg color and rich mahogany body color. Older adults can exhibit a red mahogany body color and some older individuals premolt can have a very dark body being almost black.
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