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Centipede (Chilopoda)Cormocephalus aurantiipes

Orange-legged centipede at Chisholm, ACT

Cormocephalus aurantiipes at Chisholm, ACT - 12 Sep 2016

Identification history

Centipede (Chilopoda) Cormocephalus aurantiipes 14 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Centipede (Chilopoda) Scolopendra morsitans 16 Jul 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Centipede (Chilopoda) Scolopendra sp. (genus) 21 Nov 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Centipede (Chilopoda) Scolopendra sp. (genus) 12 Sep 2016 CCS

5 comments

Leasy wrote:
   4 Jan 2017
Had a few of these in the house i lived in Stirling weston creek. I moved out as i feared they would hurt my baby boy.
   4 Jan 2017
They do have a sting but shy away from people so would only had been a problem if your son sought them out and tried to handle or step on them. Thanks for the postings.
Naja wrote:
   11 Jan 2019
As with the other two sightings of S. morsitans currently, this is Cormocephalus aurantiipes
   14 Jan 2019
Thanks Naja - I would appreciate advice about the features that distinguish these two centipedes
Naja wrote:
   15 Jan 2019
In Scolopendra species the cephalic plate overlaps with the first body segment, in Cormocephalus it does not. As a faster but somewhat less accurate method of ID the C. aurantiipes in the region nearly always have this colour scheme

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.126900-35.422280
  • Altitude 650.6m
  • Places Chisholm, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Sep 2016 10:34 AM Recorded on
  • CCS Recorded by
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