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Tiny Baby Giant Centipede

We were having dinner with friends last night and Jenn suddenly cried out in pain because she got bit by a giant centipede (Scolopendre in French, genus Scolopendra). Luckily, it was a tiny baby giant centipede. We have multiple species on the island, some native, some introduced. Below is a photo of a baby of an introduced species, Scolopendra subspinipes, which is native to Southeast Asia, but very common here today. They’re quite pretty when they are young.

Also, Jenn survived the attack.


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