Strange bug identification request

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Offline tweener

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Strange bug identification request
« 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:



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Re: Strange bug identification request
« Reply #1 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 !

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Re: Strange bug identification request
« Reply #2 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.
 

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Re: Strange bug identification request
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Re: Strange bug identification request
« Reply #4 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!
 

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Re: Strange bug identification request
« Reply #5 on: 11/05/2005 11:40:39 »
Nasty... [:D] http://www.math.umd.edu/~schris/scutigera.shtml

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Re: Strange bug identification request
« Reply #6 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.
 

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Re: Strange bug identification request
« Reply #7 on: 15/05/2005 13:50:34 »
If I found anything like that in my house I'd move!
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