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Thereuopoda longicornis - juvenile Small Scutigeromorpha from a trail in the area of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano near Bandung, Java, Indonesia.<br />
At the time I thought the colour might have been caused by an Iridovirus or some such, but I realize now that juveniles and especially freshly shedded individuals of many Centipede species tend to be somewhat &quot;purpelish&quot; in color.<br />
Tentative ID based on theory with this specimen:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49478/thereuopoda_longicornis_probably.html" title="Thereuopoda longicornis (probably)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/49478_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=lW9uUFN1fBlgMZHPVnUu%2BgpCV%2Bw%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Thereuopoda longicornis (probably) Scutigeridae found in Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia. About the same size as our European Scutigera coleoptrata.<br />
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The only records I can find for Scutigeromorpha from Java are for Thereuopoda longicornis. The only other species listed for Malesia in Chilobase are:<br />
Allothereua manila Chamberlin, 1944 from the Philippines<br />
Parascutigera montana Verhoeff, 1937 from Malacca, Malaysia<br />
Parascutigera philippina Chamberlin, 1921 from the Philippines<br />
Thereuopoda sandakana Chamberlin, 1944 from British North Borneo<br />
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So for the moment I suppose that current status of research would make it likely that my Scutigeridae from Java are Thereuopoda longicornis :o) Centipede,Chilopoda,Geotagged,Indonesia,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha,Thereuopoda,Thereuopoda longicornis" /></a></figure><br />
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Here is a teneral Lithobius for colour comparison:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49483/lithobius_sp._-_ecdysis.html" title="Lithobius sp. - ecdysis"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/49483_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=pcMy5ZVg65OQ1ZwaTW%2BqGRvv4mA%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Lithobius sp. - ecdysis Teneral Lithobius sp. with its shedded skin still attached to the hind legs. The purpelish colour is quite typical for teneral specimen, and will change to the normal orangy-brown when the cuticle hardens. Chilopoda,Lithobiomorpha,Lithobius,Myriapoda,ecdysis,teneral" /></a></figure> Centipede,Chilopoda,Indonesia,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha,Teneral,Thereuopoda,Thereuopoda longicornis Click/tap to enlarge

Thereuopoda longicornis - juvenile

Small Scutigeromorpha from a trail in the area of the Tangkuban Perahu volcano near Bandung, Java, Indonesia.
At the time I thought the colour might have been caused by an Iridovirus or some such, but I realize now that juveniles and especially freshly shedded individuals of many Centipede species tend to be somewhat "purpelish" in color.
Tentative ID based on theory with this specimen:

Thereuopoda longicornis (probably) Scutigeridae found in Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia. About the same size as our European Scutigera coleoptrata.<br />
<br />
The only records I can find for Scutigeromorpha from Java are for Thereuopoda longicornis. The only other species listed for Malesia in Chilobase are:<br />
Allothereua manila Chamberlin, 1944 from the Philippines<br />
Parascutigera montana Verhoeff, 1937 from Malacca, Malaysia<br />
Parascutigera philippina Chamberlin, 1921 from the Philippines<br />
Thereuopoda sandakana Chamberlin, 1944 from British North Borneo<br />
<br />
So for the moment I suppose that current status of research would make it likely that my Scutigeridae from Java are Thereuopoda longicornis :o) Centipede,Chilopoda,Geotagged,Indonesia,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha,Thereuopoda,Thereuopoda longicornis


Here is a teneral Lithobius for colour comparison:
Lithobius sp. - ecdysis Teneral Lithobius sp. with its shedded skin still attached to the hind legs. The purpelish colour is quite typical for teneral specimen, and will change to the normal orangy-brown when the cuticle hardens. Chilopoda,Lithobiomorpha,Lithobius,Myriapoda,ecdysis,teneral

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Thereuopoda longicornis is a centipede in the Thereuopoda genus.

Similar species: Scutigeromorpha
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Mar 30, 2017.