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Title: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: tweener on 01/05/2005 04:06:01
I found a very strange bug in my basement yesterday.  It was dead and most of the legs had fallen off, but as far as I can tell, there were 12 or 13 legs on EACH SIDE.  It is definitely not a millipede, as the legs were long like a roach.  I live in the Kansas City area (Central USA) so it must be something native to the area (hopefully).  Here is a picture:

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhome.kc.rr.com%2Fjstricklen%2Foddbug.jpg&hash=0330f1d5a8105a2fd7dba5b6f2c985db)

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John - The Eternal Pessimist.
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: NakedScientist on 10/05/2005 17:14:45
You're right - it's wierd, and I've no idea what it is. Hopefully, through my bringing this back to the top, someone will see it and help you out !

TNS
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Ians Daddy on 11/05/2005 00:38:49
John,
Try this out.
I think this might be it:
House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)
Good luck.
Night-night, don't let the bed-bugs bite...err...whatever the hell that thing is.
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Ians Daddy on 11/05/2005 00:40:03
Try www.bugguide.net
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Santi2c on 11/05/2005 01:35:47
May I state the obvious?  That is one of the most disusting things I've ever seen.  Pure evil!
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Ultima on 11/05/2005 11:40:39
Nasty... [:D] http://www.math.umd.edu/~schris/scutigera.shtml

wOw the world spins?
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Santi2c on 11/05/2005 16:37:47
If I wasn't lazy, I'd start a hate club for those damn things, and you all would better be in it.
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 15/05/2005 13:50:34
If I found anything like that in my house I'd move!
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Will Bower on 05/11/2009 05:11:06
House Centipedes are your *Friends*:

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Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: Monox D. I-Fly on 01/03/2018 02:01:04
By the way, what is the definition of a "bug"? Since people think that bugs are synonymous with insects, but then centipedes aren't insects yet members here still refer them as bugs.
Title: Re: What is this strange insect found dead in my house?
Post by: RD on 01/03/2018 02:08:00
By the way, what is the definition of a "bug"? ...
True bugs suck ... https://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/true-bugs