Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede)

Photograph taken by on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede)

Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede)

I’ve seen these fairly often but I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity to get a good picture before this evening. This is in the corner of a room and she is facing into the corner (having a “time out” I suspect). While this isn’t in our house, I have seen them there, as well. If your first impulse is to squash these when you see them, you should know that they eat pretty much exclusively things that you probably want around the house even less: cockroach nymphs, flies, moths, bedbugs, crickets, silverfish, earwigs, and small spiders.

One Response to Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede)

  1. HannaH

    Hah! Thanks for the info! I didn’t know that they were the “lesser of the evils.”