Field Notes - About 6 inch long in my kitchen sink. Probably came up the drain pipe
Foraging in a small gulley
This Red centipede (Scolopocryptops sexspinosus) was crawling in a garden. I think it has 22 pairs of legs.
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...