Thursday (14-July-2011) — New Jersey

Indoor Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

I keep finding these crawling Scutigera coleoptrata “house centipedes” around the house. Like spiders, I know they are supposed to be a good thing eating other insects and silverfish, but ….

Creepy Crawly. Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) — Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) — Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. 

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

6 thoughts on “Thursday (14-July-2011) — New Jersey”

  1. Do these creepy things bite 🙁 GOD i keep finding them in my ROOM not cool im freaking out!!! I have my hubby kill them with bug killer spray stuff they are not welcome!! DO THEY BITE????

    1. My understanding is that they do not bite. Like spiders they go after other insects. I don’t have a problem with ants or stink bugs in the house anymore.

      1. Fully grown adults can be about 2 inches long, with 15 legs on each side. My macro images may make them look larger. I don’t like them in my bedroom, but don’t think they bite — they only go after other insects in the house.

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