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Large 3cm long House Centipede in the wild. This one was 1.5 meters up a large tree and had captured a cockroach almost as large as itself. It was dragging it along and eating at the same time. They are usually nocturnal and are voracious insectivores. While they originated in the Mediterranean area, they are now spread almost worldwide. Family Scutigeridae, Chilopoda.
Observed at night, semi-rural area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.