Centipede

Order — CHILOPODA

Appearance

 

Centipede
  • Many different species. 3/16"–3" in length.
  • Flattened body with many segments.
  • Each body segment has one pair of legs — 15–90 pairs of legs in total.

Lifecycle

  • Eggs laid in batches and tended by the female until ready to hatch.

Habits

  • Fast moving & predatory.
  • Occasionally crawl into concealed locations indoors.
  • Favours moist locations. Prone to water loss as they have no waxy cuticle.
  • Usually found outdoors but may crawl indoors for safety.
  • Tropical species can be highly venomous.

 

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