• Centipedes are predatory arthropods with one pair of legs per body segment.
  • Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs, ranging from 30 to 382.
  •  All centipedes are venomous and can inflict painful bites, injecting their venom through pincer-like appendages known as forcipules.
  • Centipedes can be found in a wide variety of environments. They normally have a drab coloration combining shades of brown and red. Cavernicolous (cave-dwelling) and subterranean species may lack pigmentation, while many tropical scolopendromorps have bright aposematic colors.
  • Many species of centipedes lack eyes, but some possess a variable number of ocelli, which are sometimes clustered together to form true compound eyes. However, these eyes are only capable of discerning light and dark, and have no true vision.
  • The house centipede is a species of centipede that is typically yellowish-grey and has up to 15 pairs of long legs.
  • Originating in the Mediterranean region, it has spread to other parts of the world, where it can live in human homes.[1] 
  • The house centipede is an insectivore; it kills and eats other arthropods, such as insects and arachnids.


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