Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another crawly thing from LS house

This is a House centipede Scutigera coleoptrata. I found it on the room wall a night in May. It's incredibly fast and is almost flat, but I got it! On the picture it's in a plastic jar. I wouldn't want to handle it, LS told me it bites as well. I released it outside after the photos were taken.

1 comment:

LS said...

Creeeeeeeeeeeepy crawly - this one I remember! It was hiding under the molding surrounding the window and these centipedes do bite. The ones in the tropics are especially bad. They are hunters, just like spiders, and I guess this one was hunting lady bugs in our guest room. I have only seen this species twice in our house, when EH was here, and O.K. found one in the basement too earlier.