House centipede

species of arthropod

Scutigera coleoptrata, more commonly known as House centipedes, are yellowish grey centipedes having up to 15 pairs of legs.

House centipede
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
Order:
Scutigeromorpha
Family:
Scutigeridae
Genus:
Scutigera
Species:
S. coleoptrata
Binomial name
Scutigera coleoptrata

The species are found all across the world and live in human apartments or houses. The house centipede is an insectivore; it kills and eats arachnids and insects. They were first discovered around 1758. These centipedes are harmless to humans, although humans may be startled by them.