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Here is a female house centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata, clinging to the bathroom wall of a small cabin in Hot Springs, NC. You can identify her gender by the extended length of her last pair of legs. Perhaps you too have seen this common arthropod in your house. Scutigera is quite fabulous with fifteen pairs of delicate legs that aid her speed at an astonishing 1.3 feet/second, floating like a single set of false eyelashes across the floor. She is a predator upon other household critters including spiders, roaches and silverfish, which she subdues with a venomous "bite." No fear, she is relatively harmless to humans and serves as helpful pest control in your home. If captured, she may release a leg or two in a tricky escape. Scutigera originally hails from the Mediterranean, but now lives throughout the world. #scutigera #hotspringsnc #ncarthropods #smallwonders #domesticwildlife

This is my new friend that I caught yesterday (:
I know, I shouldn't catch friends.. Anyways, he is a house centipede and he is helping me out with my fly problem :)
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Once terrified, now mystified.
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They don't bite & eat 🕷, bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, & 🐜so probably best not to kill them out of false fear.

1 day stay in China wasn't too bad despite me not being able to post.

House Centipede (Scutigera sp.) The term 'house Centipede' refers to a number of species in the order Scuteriga, which is a type of centipede that generally has 15 pairs of legs. It's called 'House Centipede', as it inhabits human dwellings like houses. However, I've yet to see any in Singapore! I've heard of them there though. It's an insectivore, feeding on pests like cockroaches and silverfish. However, it's undoubtedly creepy and this leads to many people killing it upon sight! Admittedly, I felt a little creeped out when freehandling it.
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