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Scutigera coleoptrata - compound eyes Scutigeromorpha are unique within the Centipedes for having insect-like compound eyes.  Chilopoda,House Centipede,Myriapoda,Scutigera coleoptrata,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Scutigera coleoptrata - compound eyes

Scutigeromorpha are unique within the Centipedes for having insect-like compound eyes.

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  1. Such an unknown creature, yet at the same time so common and close! Posted 2 years ago
    1. In the Netherlands they are quite rare. Most of the time, if found, it will be a stow-away that came along when returning home from a vacation in the south but in some German cities thriving populations have established, so I assume some could form populations in the Netherlands as well. In France the larger specimen will readily freak out female company worse than a mouse is supposed to do ... seemingly incoherent mess of loooong legs racing over the floor or wall at stunning speeds :o) Posted 2 years ago
      1. I understand that female company, this one in Colombia freaked me out a little as well:
        https://www.jungledragon.com/specie/12492/sphendononema_guildingii.html
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Yes, nice one :o) Your photo triggered me to finally find a name for my own Indonesian photos from 2010 - always assumed it to be near impossible, but it wasn't ...
          Thereuopoda longicornis (probably) Scutigeridae found in Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia. About the same size as our European Scutigera coleoptrata.<br />
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The only records I can find for Scutigeromorpha from Java are for Thereuopoda longicornis. The only other species listed for Malesia in Chilobase are:<br />
Allothereua manila Chamberlin, 1944 from the Philippines<br />
Parascutigera montana Verhoeff, 1937 from Malacca, Malaysia<br />
Parascutigera philippina Chamberlin, 1921 from the Philippines<br />
Thereuopoda sandakana Chamberlin, 1944 from British North Borneo<br />
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So for the moment I suppose that current status of research would make it likely that my Scutigeridae from Java are Thereuopoda longicornis :o) Centipede,Chilopoda,Geotagged,Indonesia,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha,Thereuopoda,Thereuopoda longicornis
          Posted 2 years ago

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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
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Uploaded Mar 30, 2017.