Chilopods are commonly known as centipedes. Each trunk segment has one pair of legs. The first trunk appendages are modified as fanglike forcipules equipped with poison glands. Centipedes are nocturnal raptors.
Common Desert Centipede
Photographs of the tiger centipede, Scolopendra polymorpha, description, life history and habits.
Garden Centipede: Lithobius forficatus
Photographs and information on this arthropod.
Giant Redheaded Centipede: Scolopendra heros
Photographs and information on the natural history of this colorful species.
House Centipede
A brief article with a photograph about a common centipede from the central United States.
House Centipede
Photographs of Scutigera coleoptrata, description, life history and habits.
House Centipede: Scutigera coleoptrata
Photographs and information on the natural history of this species.
Scutigera coleopterata: House Centipede
Photograph of this arthropod and information on its habitat, description and bite.
Scutigera coleoptrata
A personal account of life with the house centipede.

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