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An optimistic request for Centipede ID (1 Viewer)


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I know I am being VERY optimistic, but does anyone have the knowledge to ID this wee beasty.
Found it while cleaning some garden soil. It has to be the longest centipede I have ever seen, by a very long stretch.
Sorry about the poor images, but it refused to stay still for a moment. Even after being asked, very politely, it ran around like a demented centipede

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Another look on the web and I have found a possible (?) candidate, size wise, at least.
Western Yellow Centipede (Stigmatogaster subterranea).
Any other suggestions?


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As you say, size-wise it fits a Western Yellow and this species is found in garden soils and compost heaps but you will struggle to get a confirmation without using a microscope!


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