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Centipede

Scientific Name
Scolopendra sp.
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Taxonomy
(Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Ventral - Adult
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ACA8
Source
Caroline Harding MPI
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Main teeth of coxosternite on a short base; antenna moderate to long, reaching beyond posterior margin of tergite 1; posterior edge of cephalic plate overlapping 1st tergite. Anal-leg coxopleuron not largely covered by sternite 21, and with porose area present; opening of spiracles triangular, acutely angled at anterior end; long axis of spiracle parallel to long axis of body; tarsus 1 of legs 1-19 (20) with one or no spine.

References

- Colloff, M.J., Hastings, A.M., Spier, F. & Devonshire, J. (2005). Centipedes of Australia. Entomology and Australian Biological Resources Study - CSIRO, Canberra. Available online: http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/centipedes/centipedeKey.html (Date of access: 12 Feb 2009).

- Koch, L.E. (1982). Taxonomy of the centipede Scolopendra laeta Haase (Chilopoda: Scolopendridae) in Australia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 76: 125-140.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
23/03/2011 01:54 AEST
Last Updated
01/05/2014 23:47 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Centipede (Scolopendra sp.) Updated on 5/1/2014 11:47:36 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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