House Centipede Scutigera coleoptrataNon-native  

Status:

This is the only expected species in its genus in our area. Originally from the Mediterranean, the House Centipede has now colonized most of Eurasia and the Americas.

Where to find:

Commonly found in garages and basements.

Relationships:

Preys on a huge variety of other arthropods, including spiders, moths, silverfish, and crickets.

There are 34 records in the project database.

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A House Centipede in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/10/2018). Photo by Peter Coffey. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/5/2013). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

A House Centipede with Isabella Tiger Moth prey in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/6/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

A House Centipede with tussock moth prey in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/15/2013). Photo by Benjamin DeHaven. (MBP list)

House Centipede in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/21/2014). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

House Centipede in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (4/21/2014). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/5/2013). Photo by Amy Morrisson. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/15/2015). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Harford Co., Maryland (4/12/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Harford Co., Maryland (5/30/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/4/2013). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/27/2016). Photo by Sheila Maestas. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/9/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/25/2013). Photo by Mary B. Hollinger. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/28/2018). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

A House Centipede found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/11/2013). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

House Centipede in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/13/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A House Centipede in Harford Co., Maryland (7/5/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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