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Looks a bit like a centipede but it's different.
Found by Jenna.
Hi Jenna, I've changed the name back to House Centipede. We are a wildlife community & we would appreciate it if you respected that & didn't change the title back to "Gross" a third time.
Actually my Dad named it gross, he is the one that took the picture :)
Hi Jenna! What makes Project Noah really cool is that we can all have fun learning things we don't know about. But we can't learn much if the names are not right. I know you are only joking about being 11 is a problem because even a 5 year old knows the real name for this isn't Gross! Tell you what... I'll change this one for you and you can work on your other great spottings... OK?
House centipedes are actually really cool! They are beneficial predators that eat pests like roaches.
I'm 11 years old
Ha ha bjw815... your name for this is so unscientific. Please fix it as Goody has done all the research for you.
This is a beneficial creature, it doesn't harm humans, pets, or property - it just looks alarming. It eats small arthropods (insects and mites) that actually DO harm humans, pets, and property! I like having them in my house; in Asia they are considered lucky.
Hi and welcome to Project Noah. Since this is classified as an arthropod, you can go ahead and move it to that category when you edit your spotting and add info to it. The "Other" category is for things like cephalopods, lichens, and slugs. Thanks!
I say "beautiful!" ;-)
Lat: 43.30, Long: -87.98
Spotted on Jun 21, 2012 Submitted on Jun 22, 2012