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"One species found in the Solomon Islands is said to have a bite so painful that it defies description." - "Nightmares of Nature"
Above photo of Richard F. Hardcastle during world war two and his note on the Solomon Islands centipede.
Above photo, Large Australian Centipede specimen in the authors collection.
Above gallery shows Solomon Islands during world war two. Supplied by Richard F. Hardcastle
Above is a Amazonian giant centipede Scolopendra gigantea, drawn at life size.