Bark Centipede (Scolopocryptops spinicaudus)
Scolopocryptops spinicaudus is one of the many species of small-to-medium-sized bark centipedes found in the Scolopocryptopidae family that set themselves apart from other centipede families by having 23 pairs of legs instead of 21. They live in the Pacific Northwest from Northern California to Southern Alaska, where they hunt for small insects and other arthropods under rocks, dead wood and the on forest floor. This one was found scurrying across an open area next to the Carbon River near Carbonado, Washington - about 15 miles northwest of Mount Rainier.
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