The stuff of legends!

While unfortunately not as large as the Hollywood portrayal of this enormous myriapod, a centipede of large and sinister nature does indeed exist in the world today. Scolopendra gigantea is the largest centipede known to date, growing on average to around 30 centimeters, or around 12 inches. While its venomous bite is rarely fatal to humans, it is a voracious and fierce predator of everything from insects to small mammals and amphibians. In this webpage we will explore the classification, diet and nutrition, Habitat, lifecycle, and morphology of this carnivorous centipede.


This is the organism.


Ben Timmerman

UW-La Crosse