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Mediterranean banded centipede

Scolopendra cingulata


The species has alternating bands of black and yellow-gold.[6] At approximately 10-15 cm, Scolopendra cingulata is one of the smallest species in the family Scolopendridae. Its venom is also not as toxic as that of other scolopendrid centipedes


Scolopendra cingulata, also known as the Megarian banded centipede,[1] and the Mediterranean banded centipede[2] is a species of centipede,[3][4] and "the most common scolopendromorph species in the Mediterranean area Scolopendra cingulata is a burrowing animal, preferring dark, damp environments such as beneath logs and in leaf litter


Behaviour This species is fast and aggressive. Diet Scolopendra cingulata is an opportunistic carnivore. It will attack and consume almost any animal that is not larger that itself. These include insects and small lizards. spotted in my backyard

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AllisonM 9 years ago
Scolopendra cingulata

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AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

thanks Allison for the id

AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

Thanks Marlyn

Marlyn 9 years ago

Cool spotting !!!

AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

thanks very much Mayra,my wife as terror of these ones,she was bited once and it's very painful,it make a little noddle mark in the skin that last for weeks,thanks for the id

AllisonM 9 years ago

I was used to live in Guadeloupe where you find a lot of these. There not agressive but if they can bite if they are scared. Be careful those bites are very painful.

AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

Thanks Gerardo :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Very cool spotting Antonio is a gang :)

Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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