Centipedes

centipedes

Class Chilopoda

Appearance
  • Flattened, with one pair of legs on most of their segments
  • segments number from 10 to 100
  • One to 1 - 1/2 inches long
  • Various colors
Diet
  • Spiders and various insects
Habits
  • Usually live outdoors beneath damp accumulations of leaves, stones, boards, etc
  • Occasionally find their way into homes, where they hide in moist basements, damp closets and bathrooms
  • They run quickly when disturbed
Other Information
  • Large jaws can bite humans but usually harmless
  • Can live as long as 5 - 6 years