24/150: 50 pairs of shoes? That’s a lot of footwear for a centipede

Animalia: Arthropoda: Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae: Lithobius: Lithobius forficatus (Linnaeus 1758)

Centipede means “100 legs”, but despite the name they can have as little as 15 to as many as 177 pairs of legs! They also vary in size from 4 mm to over 30 cm based on the species of centipede. They prefer habitats that are damp and dark but are usually nocturnal meaning they are most active at night time. Continue reading “24/150: 50 pairs of shoes? That’s a lot of footwear for a centipede”