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Red-Headed Centipede

Scolopendra Morsitans


Medium-sized centipede has a gray body color with the head and the tail end of the red. Seen incubating eggs and prey on crickets.


A damp place


Incubating eggs

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DanielePralong 7 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Tunjung Seto!

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Tunjung Seto 7 years ago

Yes he curled pressing her eggs until they hatch.
And usually when incubating eggs centipedes will not memmakan prey, only to kill prey approaching.

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Is this Centipede curled around its eggs? Is that how they incubate them?

Tunjung Seto
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Tunjung Seto

Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Spotted on Nov 2, 2016
Submitted on Nov 2, 2016

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