This Guy Looks Like A Biter
Location: Venice, CA
April 27, 2012 8:09 pm
I found this half-pinkey sized friend in my parking garage. Looks like some type of centipede with nasty looking pincers. I’m not sure what type, nor have I have ever seen one quite like it around here before. I made sure he scurried over to a drain to avoid being crunched. Thanks for your help in identifying this prehistoric looking beauty!
We believe this is a Stone Centipede in the order Lithobiomorpha based on counting the legs on your individual which concurs with this description on BugGuide: “Adults have 15 pairs of legs and 18 body segments.” Centipedes have venom and a bite might produce a reaction.