Garden Centipede

Garden Centipede

Observation - Garden Centipede - Southern Africa. Description: Size about 2,5cm.Narrow flattened glossy brown body. Has 15 segments with alternating short and long plates (tergites) on the upper surface of body. 30 legs,one pair per segment.The last pair of legs is long,has sensory bristles and trails behind the body

Size about 2,5cm.Narrow flattened glossy brown body. Has 15 segments with alternating short and long plates (tergites) on the upper surface of body. 30 legs,one pair per segment.The last pair of legs is long,has sensory bristles and trails behind the body.Long beaded antennae.Found under leaf litter in garden. Very fast moving and difficult to photograph.