It was black and had about 30 legs, 2 antennae and a sting, about 20cm long in total
Found under stones and also in the house (November). Considerable variation in colour (see Picture 2)
Ph. Andrea Bove
Centipedes (from Latin prefix centi-, "hundred", and pes, pedere, "foot") are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs from under 20 to over 300. Centipedes have an odd number of pairs of legs, e.g. 15 or 17 pairs of legs (30 or 34 legs). A key trait uniting this...