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Species Lithobius forficatus - Brown Centipede

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)
Family Lithobiidae
Genus Lithobius
Species forficatus (Brown Centipede)
Explanation of Names
Lithobius forficatus (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
15-30 mm
Identification
triangular projections on segments 9, 11, 13
more than 25 antennal segments (often up to 40 or more)
5 "teeth" on each side of the prosternum
5-9 elliptical coxal pores, in single rows, on each of the last 4 pairs of legs
Range
Holarctic. Introduced from Europe, extremely ubiquitous throughout its range.
Habitat
In soil and beneath debris. Often in human-modified areas.
Food
Small invertebrates, including earthworms, small millipedes, insect larvae, etc.
Remarks
Introduced from Europe
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