house centipede


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Noun1.house centipede - long-legged centipede common in damp places as e.g. cellarshouse centipede - long-legged centipede common in damp places as e.g. cellars
centipede - chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors
genus Scutigera, Scutigera - a genus of Scutigeridae
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With the exception of a few species in the far southern United States (U.S.A.), the only centipede in the order Scutigeromorpha found throughout North America is Scutigera coleoptera (L.) (Scutigeridae), the "house centipede" (Mercurio, 2010).
In Asia Thereuonema tuberculata, the Japanese house centipede, might be synanthropic throughout parts of its native range from China through Japan and superficially resembles S.