Subject: Centipede in Zimbabwe
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
December 20, 2013 9:44 pm
I found this centipede in my garden. I’ve only been in the country 3 weeks. I’d really love to know what kind this is.
Hi again Anthony,
This is a Tropical Centipede in the order Scolopendromorpha, but it might be difficult to determine a species identification. Large individuals can deliver a painful bite, and the venom may produce a local reaction, so the should be handled with extreme caution. The markings on this individual are not too dissimilar from the markings on this Namibian Centipede from our archives.