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wierd, 30 legged bug
Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 7:55 AM
looks something like a centipede, but only has 30, long, almost spider like legs. The feet aren’t sticky as it cant crawl out of my kitchen sink. It’s body is long, and thin. About an inch long. It has a black strip down its back.
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Connecticut US

House Centipede

House Centipede

Dear Puzzled,
30 is the correct number of legs for a common House Centipede.  These frightening but harmless creatures will eat other household intruders like roaches and spiders.

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4 Responses to House Centipede

  1. kepernakiz says:

    this creature is not a centipede but a common silver fish, they are related to the centipede as you can see. they often live in cold and dark areas. be carful they can be invasive to your home.

  2. Jay says:

    Found 2 of these critters in my bathtub!?!

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