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 and world traveler. 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. 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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