Class Chilopoda

When I submitted this insect to Bugguide.net, I had guessed it as being a Millipede because to me it
looked like there were two legs per segment, but I was informed that this is indeed a Centipede.
Millipedes have no trailing legs as this strange-looking dude or dudette has.
I found this in my
carport in Salt Lake City, Utah.  ©
Carol Davis, 10-5-2010

brown centipede
Centipedes can deliver a painful bite to adults and the bite can be dangerous to children.  I've never been tempted to
pick up one of these because they are so creepy looking.  They feed on other insects. 
© Carol Davis, 10-5-2010

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