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    Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    OK, so I got a new gx-56 today and I love it but I wanted to know if anyone could ID
    this bug that was in my shower this evening.
    I think it's a type of centipede, but I must have had about a 6 pk of Red Bulls.
    This thing moved insanely quick and it took about 3 solid minutes before I could catch it.
    No fear at all, it kept coming straight at me, lol.
    I let it go, but it was very creepy and I usually don't bug out too easily.(see the last photo)
    Any help in ID would be appreciated.



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    Re: Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    First bug is a house centipede endemic to OK. Here's the link:

    http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docush...PP-7316web.pdf

    The second bug I have no idea. Any additional info where you encountered it?

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    Re: Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    holy macaroni! we should immediately install an electrified fence around the state of OK. Hope it's not too late...

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    Re: Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    First bug is a house centipede endemic to OK. Here's the link:

    http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docush...PP-7316web.pdf
    Yep, that's it, thanks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    The second bug I have no idea. Any additional info where you encountered it?
    If memory serves correctly I believe the second bug is a Malaysian Walking Stick. It was encountered at an Exposition put on by the OK Dep't of Wildlife. Not endemic to OK but merely shown to say that bugs don't normally bug so much.
    Thanks again, I knew I'd get an answer here :)
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    Re: Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    Wow... I've never seen a house centipede before... Looks freaky.

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    Re: Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    Yep, looks like a House Centipede.

    I get them here, and they used to freak me out too. But I found out that they eat all types of other bugs, so it's actually good to have them around.

    "House centipedes feed on spiders, bedbugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, ants, and other household arthropods. They administer venom through modified legs, and they can deal with several small insects at the same time. Using their legs to beat prey has also been described. For wasps, they retreat after applying the venom to give it time to take effect. When the centipede is in danger of becoming prey itself, it can detach any legs that have become trapped."

    Good stuff.

    See here for more details: Scutigera coleoptrata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Totally off topic. Need Entomology help :)

    Now this is a centipede :

    http://youtu.be/UROVfmY3NTA

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    Guys that bug exists every home, I HATE IT
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    I saw a house centipede in the restroom at the gym last weekend. I almost never see them in California. I too was surprised at how fast it can move (as fast a person walking at normal speed) so it can cross the room in a couple of seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    I saw a house centipede in the restroom at the gym last weekend. I almost never see them in California. I too was surprised at how fast it can move (as fast a person walking at normal speed) so it can cross the room in a couple of seconds.
    LOL, I know. That's what makes them so freaky. They literally run as fast as a wasp flies and they kinda take you by surprise. I can see how they feed on spiders, wasps and roaches.
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