Giant Desert Centipede (Scolopendra heros)

Set of scaled top view drawings of the Giant Desert Centipede

The Giant Desert Centipede (Scolopendra heros) is a North American centipede that occupies the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. The species occupies rocky woodland areas, and it stays underground in warm weather, emerging in cloudy weather. With a number of color variations, the Giant Desert Centipede is aposematically colored to warn off potential predators. The castaneiceps variation in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas has a red head and greenish black body and tail. As a nocturnal predator, the Giant Desert Centipede uses its venom to hunt small invertebrates, including rodents, reptiles, and amphibians.

The Giant Desert Centipede has an overall length between 6.7”-7.9” (17-20 cm) and width of .47”-.63” (12-16 mm). The typical lifespan of the Giant Desert Centipede is between 3-6 years.

Details

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Height:
Width:
.47”-.63” | 12-16 mm
Depth:
Length:
6.7”-7.9” | 17-20 cm
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Scientific Name:
Scolopendra heros
Lifespan:
3-6 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Giant Desert Centipede top view (assorted)

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Myriapods refer to terrestrial animals under the subphylum arthropods. They include millipedes, centipedes, pseudo centipedes, and among others. These animals are identified by bodies separated into many segments having a head and a trunk. They may also have many legs or fewer than ten legs.

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1”-1.5” | 2.5-3.8 cm
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3.800
7.00
148000
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1.400
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29040
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8-15 years
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30.000
15.00
15000
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6.7”-7.9” | 17-20 cm
.09-.1 oz | 2.5-3 g
7-10 years
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1.900
20.000
0.003
10.00
8800
3D
Vietnamese Centipede
.47”-.63” | 12-16 mm
6.7”-7.9” | 17-20 cm
3-6 years
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1.600
20.000
6.00
7600
3D
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.7”-.9” | 1.8-2.3 cm
4-7 years
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0.250
2.300
7.00
5800
3D
Greenhouse Millipede
.6”-.75” | 15-19 mm
11”-13.4” | 28-34 cm
6.4-9.6 oz | 181-272 g
7-10 years
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1.900
34.000
0.272
10.00
4600
3D
Giant African Millipede
.28”-.47” | 7-12 mm
3.9”-7.1” | 10-18 cm
4-6 years
Tiger Centipede
1.200
18.000
6.00
2600
3D
Tiger Centipede
.35”-.51” | 9-13 mm
3.9”-5.1” | 10-13 cm
.07-.09 oz | 2-2.5 g
5-11 years
American Giant Millipede
1.300
13.000
0.003
11.00
2500
3D
American Giant Millipede
.16”-.35” | 4-9 mm
.3”-.8” | .8-2 cm
5-11 years
Pill Millipede
0.900
2.000
11.00
1700
3D
Pill Millipede
.2”-.43” | 5-11 mm
3.9”-5.9” | 10-15 cm
7-10 years
Desert Millipede
1.100
15.000
10.00
1150
3D
Desert Millipede
.24”-.39” | 6-10 mm
1.6”-2” | 4-5 cm
.03-.05 oz | .8-1.5 g
2-3 years
Yellow-Spotted Millipede
1.000
5.000
0.002
3.00
500
3D
Yellow-Spotted Millipede