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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Scutigera

House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata Insane Bug - Scutigera coleoptrata Night of the House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata - female House Centipede  - Scutigera coleoptrata house centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata spider/centipede mix? - Scutigera coleoptrata What sort of bug? - Scutigera coleoptrata House centipede captures an eastern tent caterpillar - 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)