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The centipede is a Chilopoda with a slightly flattened body, light brown to yellowish with 3 dark stripes while the underside is almost white. Its body is covered with an exoskeleton divided into nine shield-like plates (Scutigere). It can measure up to 26 mm long.
The centipede is carnivorous, it feeds on insects such as mosquitoes, bedbugs, ants, cockroaches, silverfish etc.
The centipede appreciates humidity and flees light. So it hunts at night and stays in a humid place during the day. The centipede spends winter in protected and isolated habitats and becomes active again in spring. It hides under a stone or logs during the day, becoming active at night.
The female generally lays in summer. The eggs are deposited individually on the ground and cover them with a sticky substance or deposit them in the ground, in a natural environment. It is between 130 and 290 approximately, depending on its size.
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