Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Interesting Invertebrate



These photos are I think of a House Centipede, not an insect because they have more than six legs but a closely related invertebrate that requires a moist habitat. That would explain why he was an uninvited guest in my shower the other morning then!
He certainly seems to fit the description of this Wikipedia entry:- Scutigera coleoptrata, is a typically yellowish-grey centipede with up to 15 pairs of legs. Originally endemic to the Mediterranean region, the species has spread to other parts of the world, where it usually lives in human homes.

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45 comments:

  1. how unusual that one is; good you 'found' it so you could remove it outdoors

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  2. Amazing patterns on the legs with an almost transparent quality to them. I've never studied one that closely as it usually scuttles away too quickly!

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  3. I am delighted when I see these around, they eat spiders which I hate! Diane

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  4. Hi Linda, sorry I just don't like him and would not like to find him in my shower! Great photos though! I have finally returned, after a rather longer break than anticipated, and it's lovely to be back in touch with you. Have a great day, love Linda x

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  5. Ugh! In the shower??? Great photo though! Creates an interesting design!

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  6. Cool shot, but I would not want to take a shower with this bug. Have a great day!

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  7. Had he been found in my shower the neighbors would have though there was murder happening in my house.

    You must be one cool lady to head for the camera before a shoe.

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  8. Eeek I'm not that keen on creepy crawlies - I might have screamed a wee bit if I had found him in my shower :))

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  9. Ick! I would be scooping that one up and politely relocating it.

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  10. I've never seen like that before. Great macro shots.

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  11. I sure like looking at this more via your blog than on my wall :)

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  12. ewww...giggle, hope it was an outdoor bug and not inside. xo

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  13. Great shots! I love how the legs seem transparent!

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  14. i have seen a bug in my shower, but nothing like this one, so maybe they are not in Florida yet. we have every other kind of bug and one of the reasons my husband named me madsnapper is I snap a shot of every bug i see. cool shot

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  15. Oh my goodness! Look at those legs.

    Great picture :)

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  16. interesting, and somewhat ICKY
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  17. I like him OUTSIDE. Very cool.
    Ann

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  18. Oh yuck, i hate thes e and oh no not in THE showen.

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  19. Ugh! I certainly wouldn't want to find one of those in MY shower! I'm afraid that I'm not very good with creepy crawlies!!

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  20. Yuck. My sister found one of these, in her words, "boogeyin' around" her shower once. They can really move gross and creepy with all those legs (and no spine!).

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  21. Things like these creep me out no end..............(shudders)......lol
    Great photo though

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  22. He's pretty really. I'm not phobic about creepy-crawlies at all, but I'd just as soon not share my shower with them!

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  23. We get these in the basement and I usually just leave them alone, even though they are creepy. Glad they aren't as large as the photo! LOL

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  24. Ouch, I wouldn't want to see it in my house: I have some insects phobia. But photo is another story, they don't bite from it... :)

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  25. yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, but very pretty.

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  26. Eww. LOL I like BUGS. But I don't like these so much.

    They're fast. They're creepy. And they're welcome to stay at your house!

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  27. Wow, I´ve never seen them before. Awesome !

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  28. A good catch, really beautiful, hope it's not dangerous.
    Saludos.

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  29. Yikes ! what an ugly beast ! I would have jumped out of the shower and run away ! I admire your courage to take a shot of this monster, lol !

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  30. Oh my...!It looks dangerous! Great macro!
    Thanks for your notice! It is a harebell flower :)

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  31. Mi impressiono, anche di fronte alle immagini che lo rappresantano.
    Ovviamente sei stata bravissima a fotografarlo!
    Ciao cara e dolce sera:)
    Luci@

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  32. great shots. Don´t think I have seen any like that.

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  33. Oh my oh my....I think I would have died of hear failure...right then and there!!! Creepy.

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  34. That's a lot of legs, and a great closeup. It almost looks like a fossil!

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  35. Wow, with all those legs you're lucky he let you take his picture :)

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  36. What long legs he has...I don't think I'd like to find him in my shower!

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    1. I believe some varieties do Marie, but not this one, at least I hope not!

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  38. I don't like creepy crawlies. but some amazing shots there.

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  39. Interesting indeed but creepy! :-)

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