Tag: centipede


How many legs?

How many legs? Not sure what it says about the state of our housekeeping, but we had a visitor in the bathroom this morning: this rather nice common brown centipede Lithobius forficatus who had got stuck and was running around in search of somewhere to hide. We picked him up on some tissue paper and […]

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Bugs & Hobbits

Merry from Lord of the Rings tackles monster critters! On Friday evenings, Channel 5 is showing Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan.  In tonight’s episode, he’s hunting Scolopendra gigantea – the Amazonian giant yellow-leg centipede.  These things are enormous – they can reach up to 12″  long or 30cm.  And there’s one on the screen just now eating a whole […]