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Millipedes / Centipede : Centipede

Approximate size

They range from 4 to 152 mm, depending on species

Characteristics

The name centipede means “100 legs”, can be misleading, centipedes may have anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs. Centipedes are elongated with flat, segmented bodies that contain a pair of legs per segment. They occur in several colors and patterns, but most commonly are brown to reddish orange.

Common places to find bug

Adult centipedes hide in moist, dark and secluded areas during winter. They find shelter beneath concrete slabs, inside cement block walls, within floor drains, under and in cardboard boxes, and in general within any damp, cool location.


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