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Scutigera coleoptrata


house centipede – is a typically yellowish-grey centipede with up to 15 pairs of legs.


Outdoors, house centipedes prefer to live in cool, damp places. Most live outside, primarily under large rocks, piles of wood, and especially in compost piles. Within the home, these centipedes are found in almost any part of the house. Most commonly they are encountered in basements, bathrooms, and lavatories, which tend to be humid, but they can also be found in drier places like offices, bedrooms and dining rooms.

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SisirBanga 5 years ago

John La Salle,
Thanks a lot for the ID.

John La Salle
John La Salle 5 years ago

house centipede - Scutigeridae

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Chandigarh, Union Territory of Chandīgarh, India

Spotted on Jul 21, 2015
Submitted on Jul 21, 2015

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