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Scientific Name Scutigera coleoptrata
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Comments This photograph shows how a house centipede can feed on more than one prey at once. One house cricket is shown paralyzed by venom and subdued under the centipede's left legs; a second cricket is being fed on/paralyzed in the centipede's mouth.
Creator Chang Xiong
Acknowledgements Photograph by Chang Xiong. Specimen identification and collection by Neil Cunningham.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Neil Cunningham
Behavior Feeding
Life Cycle Stage Adult
View Front
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 3.0.
Copyright © 2008 Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Creation Date August 1, 2008
Attached to Group Scutigerina (Scutigeromorpha): view page image collection
Title centipede_treeoflife1.jpg
Image Type Photograph
Image Content Specimen(s), Body Parts, Habitat
Subject centipede, myriapod, house centipede, scutigera coleoptrata, Biodiversity, Neurobiology, Physiology, Taxonomy
Key Words centipede, myriapod, house centipede, scutigera coleoptrata
ID 31380
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