Wednesday 27 February 2013

A leggy centipede

I was pleased to come across this centipede Stigmatogaster subterranea in leaf litter while gardening.  I counted 79 leg segments - with a pair of legs each -, a normal number for this species, which can easily be the leggiest beast in the garden. Winter has been very long this year: no bees or butterflies, or even droneflies, and very few active invertebrates around, so BugBlog remains dormant, but hopefully not for long.

1 comment:

Alice Emerald said...

He is lovely! Ive never seen one that long before!