The Myriapoda (Millipedes, Centipedes) Featuring the North American Fauna     
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Scutigeridae. Scutigera coleoptrata (L., 1758). Europe, Hungary. Photo courtesy of Z. Korsos.

Scutigeridae. Thereuopoda longicornis. Asia, Laos, Nong Khiao, cave, 2006. Generates sound with ultimate legs. Photo courtesy of P. Jaeger.

Scutigeridae.Thereuopoda clunifera (Wood, 1862). Asia, Japan. Photo courtesy of T. Tanabe.

Scutigeridae.Thereuopoda longicornis (Fabricius, 1793). Asia, India, Chhattisgarh, caves of Kotumsar. Photo by J. Biswas.

Scutigeridae.Thereuopoda longicornis (Fabricius, 1793). Asia, Eastern Malaysia, Sabah. Photo courtesy of N. Messina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pselliodidae. Sphendononema guildingi (Newport) juv. Lesser Antilles, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Vincent, Black Point on Atlantic Coast. Photo courtesy of M. de Silva.

Scutigeridae. Thereuopoda sp. Asia, Laos, Vang Vieng, in herb layer in street at night; grasshopper prey, ?phoretic mites. Photo courtesy of P. Jaeger.

 

Scutigeridae. Thereuopoda sp. Asia, China, Sichuan Prov., Baoxing, in rocks close to town at night. Photo courtesy of P. Jaeger.

Scutigeridae. Scutigera sp. North America, Mexico, Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta. Photo courtesy of F. Cupul-Magana.

Scutigeridae. Scutigera coleoptrata (L., 1758). North America, USA, North Carolina, Camden Co., Dismal Swamp State Park. Photo courtesy of T. Desantis.

Scutigeridae. Scutigera coleoptrata (L., 1758) with  trapped beetle prey. Note how the Scutigera uses its long legs like "jail bars" to completely surround the prey and preclude escape. Note especially the prehensile use of the leg tarsi to grasp and hold the prey by its antenna. An amazing photo courtesy of P. Nasrecki.

Scutigeridae. Dendrothereua ?homa (Chamberlin). anterior end. North America, USA, Arizona, Pima Co., Tucson. Photo courtesy of C. Müller

 

 

 

 

 

Pselliodidae. Sphendononema guildingi (Newport). Lesser Antilles, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Vincent, Black Point on Atlantic Coast. Photo courtesy of M. de Silva.

 

Scutigeridae. Thereuopoda sp. Asia, Laos, Vang Vieng, in herb layer in street at night; grasshopper prey, ?phoretic mites. Photo courtesy of P. Jaeger.

 

Scutigeridae. Thereuopoda sp. Asia, China, Sichuan Prov., Baoxing, in rocks close to town at night. Photo courtesy of P. Jaeger.

Scutigeridae.Thereuopoda longicornis (Fabricius, 1793), anterior half of body. Asia, Japan, Ryu Kyu Islands, Okinawa. Photo courtesy of Z. Korsós, from albums on Facebook Photo page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776455888#!/photos.php?id=1667514442).

Scutigeridae. Dendrothereua ?homa (Chamberlin). North America, USA, Arizona, Pima Co., Tucson. Photo courtesy of C. Müller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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