Found on an inside wall of a barn at night.
Seen inside house.
Found in a hole on the side of a sand embankment next to a creek.
This little guy quickly darted from beneath a doorway and attempted to make its way beneath our sink. This specimen has twenty legs total and four antennae. It was first seen in spring and is most likely laying eggs. According to Wikipedia they can lay from 60 - 150 eggs. They are adept at catching and eating all different types of insects and are generally harmless to humans. They like areas that are damp and dark. Our basement has recently been flooded and this provides the perfect habitat for scutigera coleoptrata (if this is the same species). According to Wikipedia, the House Centipede originated in the Mediterranean region but has settled on virtually every continent in the world, minus Antarctica.
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...