Centipedes (Various spp.)

Pricing: Dead (dried, spread): $20 (medium size).  Live: $3 (small) $5 (medium)
Geographic Range: U.S.A.
View: Top

Availability Notes: Available both live and dead. Inquire about available small species.

Image Copyright 2003
Barbara Strnadova

The centipedes in this picture are all under 2"(5cm). They represent 3 different families: the Lithobiomorpha (stone centipedes), of which there are two specimens on the top row; the Geophilomorpha (soil centipedes), which are represented by the centipede on the bottom right; and the Scolopendramorpha (giant centipedes), represented by a very small species on the bottom left. Scolopendramorpha is the family that contains the largest centipedes, with many tropical species commonly reaching well over 6"(15cm). In the more temperate climes, Scolopendramorpha is represented by a few small species, which can often be locally common. Centipedes in the families Lithobiomorpha and Geophilomorpha are almost always small and occupy similar niches, hunting for small arthropods in soil and detritus.