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Allothereua maculata Centipede with 15 pairs of long legs. Of note are the impressive pair of antennae and also the even longer pair of caudal appendages at the tail end.<br />
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25 mm body length Allothereua maculata,Australia,Centipede,Fauna,Geotagged,Macro,Scutigeridae,Scutigeromorpha,Spring,arthropod,invertebrate,new south wales Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Allothereua maculata

Centipede with 15 pairs of long legs. Of note are the impressive pair of antennae and also the even longer pair of caudal appendages at the tail end.

25 mm body length

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  1. I sheepishly admit that house centipedes freak me out when I find them in my house, but they are SO beautiful! Really great shot! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Well, you're not the only one Christine. Could it be perhaps the phenomenal speed and then all those legs moving in unison. Chased this one for quite some time before it was still for even a few seconds. Posted 4 months ago, modified 4 months ago
      1. Indeed - they often have the element of surprise on their side, plus they are quick and super leggy. I'm so glad it stayed still long enough for you to get this shot though, so we can properly appreciate it's beauty! Posted 4 months ago

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''Allothereua maculata'' is a species of centipedes found in Australia known as the house centipede – a name applied elsewhere to other species.

Similar species: Scutigeromorpha
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 19, 2019. Captured Oct 14, 2019 14:39 in 50 Rowan Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm