House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata

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beetleman
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House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata

Post by beetleman »

Thats right...he was in the house :shock: They are pretty creepy looking. Gave me the chills when I first found it.

Stack of 65 images with ZS
Canon 400D, Canon 100mm Macro, full set of Kenko tubes, reversed 50mm
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Non-stack body shot...same setup.
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Excellent! That first one really brings to mind the Alien movies.

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Post by rjlittlefield »

These are interesting critters. See HERE for my first (and only) photo encounter with one.

By the way, the Wikipedia article on these things is the most volatile of any that I have ever seen. Its history page shows that updates average around 10 per month, mostly to do and undo vandalism. Somehow the critter just seems to inspire people to inject nonsense into the article.

--Rik

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Post by Barry »

Nice pictures!

Incredible animals, probably the only animal looking more scary than a spider.
Imagine, there is a fossil representative up to 1,5 meters....

Cheers,
Barry

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