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Lithobius (Sigibius) micropodus (?)*

I believe that the images on this page show a Lithobius (Sigibius) micropodus centipede. They are all of the same bug.  I found this guy in our backyard, under a rock that I overturned on 2006-04-29, at about 1:30 PM local time (NDT).

This specimen had a body length of 6 mm, plus antennae.  I'm not certain but I think that there may be one leg missing on each side.  From the top-down view, it appears that it's missing the 4th leg on the right side and the 7th leg on the left side.

It was photographed on 2004-04-24, with a Canon 20D and EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens and a 1.4x tele-converter in natural sunlight.

*Caveat:  I am NOT an entomologist and, as with all my bug pictures, I am NOT positive about the accuracy of my taxonomic identification.

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7520 - Thought to be a Lithobius (Sigibius) micropodus 7534 - Thought to be a Lithobius (Sigibius) micropodus 7510 - Thought to be a Lithobius (Sigibius) micropodus  

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