Vietnamese Centipede

Scolopendra subspinipes

One of the largest centipedes, the Vietnamese centipede grows up to eight inches long. It has 21 body segments with one pair of legs on each. Deceptively attractive with a reddish-brown color and yellowish-orange legs, this centipede is aggressive. Holding prey down with its legs, it kills it with a venomous bite.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lengthLength: 4 to 8 in
lifespanLifespan: 5 yrs
ecological roleEcological Role: Predator
venomousVenomous: Venomous
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Insects, spiders and other small animals