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House Centipede

Scutigera Coleoptrata


Gray and black. Soft-bodied like a caterpillar, 1-2" long. Many legs with long hairlike antennae at both ends.


Damp dark areas in homes; inside walls and cabinets. basements. Usually spotted on walls.


To me, the creepiest crawly in the world. If you miss on your first swat with a magazine, good luck chasing it. If you get it, prepare to be grossed out by many a twitching leg. What's the correct name for this critter?

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Jellis 9 years ago

I agree and most likely Scutigera coleoptrata

waweys 9 years ago

House centipede, saw those in basement in nj

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NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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