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Florida Blue Centipede

Hemiscolopendra marginata


Found scurrying across the floor in my basement. I'm the only person who saw it and didn't go "ew!"


Basement, rural deciduous area, Clermont County


Fun fact: While centipedes can bite humans, they only do so defensively as a last resort. These are actually beneficial housemates, as they eat more destructive household pests and generally keep to themselves and away from your bed and clothes. They do not have a taste for human flesh.

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Spotted on Oct 23, 2016
Submitted on Aug 29, 2017

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