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House Centipede

Scutigera coleoptrata


Yellowish to grey color. They have 15 legs with stripe pattern down them.


They originally were native to the Mediterranean region but have spread to many other regions and across the United States of America.


It is said that these centipedes can live their whole life in only one house. They are not harmful to people although they can produce a painful sting.

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Mar 28, 2012
Submitted on Mar 29, 2012

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