California Centipede Orders Centipedes are not on everyone's list of organisms to be identified. Still, as centipedes are active and predatory organisms in desert, forest and woodland ecosystems, knowing which taxa one is seeing leads to solutions for conservation and other forms of managment.
This 8.5x11" page outlines the morphology of California's 4 centipede orders: stone centipedes (Lithobiomorpha), soil centipedes (Geophilomorpha), tropical centipedes (Scolopendromorpha) and house centipedes (Scutigeomorpha). Enjoy!
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