Scutigera coleoptrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

House Centipede

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Chilopoda

Order: Scutigeromorpha

Family: Scutigeridae

Genus: Scutigera

Species: Scutigera coleoptrata

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Introduced

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: Yes

Listing:
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Rarity Designations: None

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NOTES

Although they are essentially harmless to humans, house centipedes are often considered pests in homes because of their terrifying appearance and fast, unpredictable movements.

PHOTOS OF Scutigera coleoptrata

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