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House Centipede

Scutigera coleopterata

Description:

Found this fellow darting around our big porcelain kitchen sink (probably feeding on the small ants that I noticed yesterday). What a useful creature in the house. (scary for some) I moved him onto my veranda. The smaller / less legs - end has the head. This can run at 0.4 mtrs per second. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutigera_c...

Habitat:

Houses, sheds, gardens.

Notes:

These originated in the mediteranian area but can be found worldwide.

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Ripley, Ohio, USA

Lat: 38.74, Long: -83.84

Spotted on Apr 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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