What do centipedes look like?
- Size: 1/8 - 1.5 inches
- Color: Yellowish to dark brown
- Body Structure: Elongated, flat, wormlike body, 15 to 77 pairs of legs, long antennae covered with dense hairs, small mouth, and a large claw-like structure that contains the venom gland
Characteristics of centipedes
Adult centipedes overwinter in protected habitats and become active in the spring. Females lay eggs in soil and cover them with a sticky substance, although some species give birth to living young. Larvae hatch from eggs several days later and are similar in appearance to adults only they are smaller and have fewer leg-bearing body segments. Additional leg-bearing segments are produced with each molt.
When are centipedes most active?
Where can you find centipedes?
Outdoors, centipedes are found in rotting logs, under rocks and stones, in leaf litter, and also in trash as well as other areas with high moisture content.
Indoors, centipedes are commonly found in damp basements, crawl spaces, bathrooms, and other rooms/areas with moisture.
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