Although these look similar to Millipedes, Centipedes are very different. These eat live insects instead of plant matter and have a very nasty bite, so caution should always be taken!
Amazon CentipedeScolopendra angulata angulata
The Amazon Centipede reaches an impressive 20cm and has a body width of 1.5cm. These have been collected from areas like Surinam.
Barbados Giant CentipedeScolopendra subspinipes
The Barbados Giant Centipede is a large species of Centipede that has a body of around 15 to 18cm. Caution should always be taken with all Centipede, these are not for beginners.
Chilean CentipedeHemiscolopendra chilensis
The Chilean Centipede is a medium sized species reaching an adult length of 10 to 12cm. They have a bluish body with cream and blue legs.
Egyptian CentipedeScolopendra cingulata
The Egyptian Centipede grows to an adult length of 8 to 10cm. They can be found in dry areas of Egypt.
Fan Tailed CentipedesAlipes grandidieri
The Fan Tailed, also known as Flag Tailed Centipede inhabits areas of Africa like Tanzania and Uganda.
Haiti Giant CentipedeScolopendra alternans
The Haiti Giant Centipede is a large species which reaches an adult size of 17cm. They have a yellow to orange body with dark grey band at each segment join.
Red Head Tiger Leg CentipedeScolopendra morsitans
These East African centipedes can reach sizes of up to 13cm in length, with females usually larger. They are variable in color, with the head and body yellowish or brown with darker bands.
Tanzanian Blue Ring CentipedeEthmostigmus trigonopodus
The Tanzanian Blue Ring Centipede reaches an adult length of 12 to 15cm. They inhabit Congo, Sudan and Tanzania within Africa.
Tanzanian Neon Blue Legged Centipedescolopendra mirabilis
Not much information can be found on the Tanzanian Neon Blue Legged Centipede. They are collected from Tanzania from savannah and grassland areas.
Tanzanian Yellow Legged CentipedeEthmostigmus trigonopodus
The Tanzanian Yellow Legged Centipede can reach an adult length of around 15cm, females being larger than males. They are from Savannah and grasslands area of Tanzania and Kenya.
Vietnam Giant CentipedeScolopendra subspinipes
The Vietnam Giant Centipede is an aggressive species that grows to an adult size of 7 to 8 inches.