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Genus Scutigera

House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) - Scutigera Kentucky basement creature - Scutigera coleoptrata House centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) tentative - Scutigera coleoptrata WI070116 - 2 - Scutigera coleoptrata House centipede captures an eastern tent caterpillar - Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede  - Scutigera coleoptrata Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata Youngster - Scutigera coleoptrata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scutigeromorpha (House Centipedes)
Family Scutigeridae
Genus Scutigera
Explanation of Names
Scutigera Lamarck 1801
one adventive and 1-4 native spp. in our area(1), ~30 spp. worldwide(2)