Subject: Centipede
Location: Northern Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
December 11, 2014 4:03 am
I have found this bug walking around my carpet from my laundry or bedroom… It’s sort of dark brownish in colour, it’s about 2.5 -3 inches… Has a roundish head… for the life of me I can’t narrow down what it is.
Signature: Kaitlin

Giant Centipede

Giant Centipede

Dear Kaitlin,
This is indeed a Giant Centipede in the order Scolopendromorpha, but we are uncertain of the species.  According to the Queensland Museum site:  “Centipedes are fast-moving predators and are capable of giving a nasty bite from their poison claws. Centipedes have just one pair of legs per body segment. Curiously, all adult centipedes have an odd number of leg pairs.”

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Location: Queensland, Australia

2 Responses to Giant Centipede from Australia: Rhysida nuda

  1. Poppy J says:

    Oh, my! I’m so scared of centipedes! And they’re not just creepy, they bite!

  2. cael gallery says:

    Hi Bugman. This is a Rhysida nuda. Northern blue-legged centipede. this species is not exactly “giant” average length is around 8-9cm.

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