Centipedes & Millipedes

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Common Centipede

The common centipede that lives in the Pacific Northwest is a brownish red in color with long antennae at the front and a pair of long legs at the back which reach out almost as far as the antennae. The Common centipede can crawl backward almost as easily as it can crawl forwards. Read More….

 

 

Harpaphe Haydeniana Millipede

Harpaphe Haydeniana Millipedes (almond scented millipede) are a common sight in the Pacific Northwest, it stands out with its bright yellow spots running the length of the black body. These spots are a warning to predators that this millipede is poisonous. Read More….

 

 

Narceus Americanus Millipede

Narceus Americanus Millipedes overwinter in rotting logs or in soil. In the spring, they emerge and mate. The females form nests using regurgitated food and then lay a single egg into it. They will brood the egg by wrapping themselves around it. In several weeks it will hatch as a nymph, they will have only three pairs of legs, but more grow with each molt. Read More….

 

 

Stone Centipedes

They have a flattened, segmented body, long antennas, and many legs. The centipede’s body is divided into two parts, the head, and a segmented trunk and they breathe through holes in their body. Centipedes have a hard exoskeleton that protects their soft internal organs. Read More….

 

 

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