We heard you wanted to see…

…a picture of a simply enormous centipede. So here it is.

Scolopendra heros (c) DamnColorblindness

This is Scolopendra heros, the aptly-named giant red-headed centipede. This one is in Austin, Texas, and was photographed very skilfully – and dare we say, courageously – by Reddit user DamnColorblindness. See his full-sized image here. You can get some idea of the size from the context, but this species is normally 16cm long, with some individuals up to 20cm long. That’s pretty big. Continue reading We heard you wanted to see…