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Centipede .. Brown segmented body. Orange legs. Approx. 1.5" in length
Thanks for the advice Lenny! I'm normally pretty careful, just look but don't touch :)
Oh, I forgot.Never pick up an Assassin Bug.
Coming from England as we do Viv, we are not used to being careful of what we can pick up and have a close look at.Here tho I'm always wary of most things.Blister Beetles, Stinging caterpillars, leeches, trees with spikey trunks and so-on. Even some plants can give you a nasty rash if you just brush up against them. So my philosophy is DON'T TOUCH,IF YOU DONT KNOW.
Thank you for the ident Lenny. I found this one in our bedroom :( which is why it's at the bottom of a plastic container. A friend was bitten by a centipede a year or so back which was very nasty, and needed hosptail treatment for about 1 month after, not sure which species though. Is this the only one we should be wary of do you know? This is an exceptional year for Red Winged Dragon & Armoured millipedes. I have never seen as many, both outside the house on the exterior walls, plus many coming into the house :(
Hello VivScolopendra subspinipes Choose your own common name.There's so manyCareful with these.
Spotted on Dec 30, 2014 Submitted on Dec 30, 2014