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    • Ciempiés caseros
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    • Scutigeromorpha
    • Scutigerida
  • English
    • House Centipedes
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Recent observations

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What

Common House Centipedes Family Scutigeridae

Observer

paigez99

Date

July 24, 2016 12:47 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata

Observer

jtuttle

Date

July 23, 2016 09:51 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

House Centipedes Order Scutigeromorpha

Observer

chuck522

Date

July 23, 2016 11:24 PM EDT

Description

Found on an inside wall of a barn at night.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

House Centipedes Order Scutigeromorpha

Observer

ekdelval

Date

September 12, 2010 10:28 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

gwennoda

Date

July 17, 2016 08:52 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata

Observer

corinna2

Date

July 15, 2016 03:06 PM PDT

Description

Seen inside house.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jessicadickson

Date

July 15, 2016 08:45 PM HKT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

House Centipedes Order Scutigeromorpha

Observer

taharms48

Date

July 14, 2016 11:50 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found in a hole on the side of a sand embankment next to a creek.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

whaichi

Date

July 11, 2016 02:25 AM JST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrata

Observer

bsworthi

Date

May 15, 2016 06:07 PM EDT

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

What

House Centipedes Order Scutigeromorpha

Observer

whaichi

Date

July 1, 2016 11:25 PM JST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

laurawp

Date

July 25, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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