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Order Scutigeromorpha - House Centipedes

I'm sorry, but I HATE these things - Scutigera coleoptrata House centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata? - Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) with Prey - Scutigera coleoptrata House centipede? - Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata Scutigera sp. - Dendrothereua homa House Centipede Bug - Scutigera coleoptrata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scutigeromorpha (House Centipedes)
the only order of the subclass Notostigmophora; worldwide, 3 families, ~16 genera, and 80 described spp. (estimated 100-150 spp.); one adventive and 1-4 native spp. of Scutigera in our area(1)
Adults possess 15 pairs of very long legs that become progressively longer caudally; antennae very long and whip-like, consisting of two basal articles and a long flagellum with hundreds of very short articles; head hemispherical, with two compound eyes that differ structurally from those of insects; trunk not dorsoventrally flattened (adults have 15 sterna but only 7 large terga because of tergal fusion)(1)
flies and other insects.
Commonly found in houses.