|Josie and the Chilopoda|
Centipedes are in the invertebrate class Chilopoda. They are carnivores. They bite with a pair of modified front legs called forcipules. It feels like a bee sting, so we avoid the real ones. That's why Josie is getting up-close to an oversized centipede made out of plastic.
We had a great time recently stalking invertebrates with the Family Nature Club @ Ijams.
For more details on the club's outing, click: bugs
|The centipede most often encountered indoors is Scutigera coleoptrata, or more simply "House Centipede."|