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Scutigera coleoptrata w. measure Scutigera coleoptrata with a tape measure for size (not an extremely large specimen). Note the very long antennae and hind legs that also serve as sensory organs. Chilopoda,House Centipede,Myriapoda,Scutigera coleoptrata,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Scutigera coleoptrata w. measure

Scutigera coleoptrata with a tape measure for size (not an extremely large specimen). Note the very long antennae and hind legs that also serve as sensory organs.

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''Scutigera coleoptrata'' – one of several species commonly known as the house centipede – is a typically yellowish-grey centipede with up to 15 pairs of legs. Originating in the Mediterranean region, the species has spread to other parts of the world, where it can live in human homes. It is an insectivore; it kills and eats other arthropods, such as insects and arachnids.

Similar species: Scutigeromorpha
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Mar 30, 2017.