Centipede Exuvia

Subject: Centipede.
Location: Grand Rapids MI
March 20, 2016 11:10 am
Is this a centipede carcass?
Signature: Cathy S

Centipede Exuvia
Centipede Exuvia

Dear Cathy,
This is not an image of a carcass.  It is a Centipede Exuvia, the cast off exoskeleton that remains when an arthropod molts.

Thank you for your prompt response, Daniel.  I found the centipede exoskeleton at the library where I work.  I understand that centipedes prey on other insects, so having a few around might be an advantage, although their appearance might freak out a few of our patrons.

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