Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region
Scolopendrid – Bill & Mark Bell (CCBYNCSA).jpeg
Scolopendrid – Cheyenne Schuenemann (CCBYNC)
Scolopendrid – Reiner Richter (CCBYNCSA)
Habitat at a Glance
See Habitat Guide for more detail
Shelter: Damplands, under logs, and in thick leaf litter.
Diet: Insects and even small frogs and reptiles
Water: Not required
ReWild Benefit: Pest Control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Scolopendrid Centipedes enjoy wet cool areas in the garden such as damplands, underlogs, and in thick leaf litter. They will spend most of their hidden in the undergrowth.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
A good layer of mulch will provide a haven for a Scolopendrid Centipedes to hide and hunt for its prey.
Providing sources of water
Scolopendrid Centipedes help to control pests (such as roaches and even baby mice) and benefit our neighbourhoods as we work to drive a healthy environment for our community. If you see a centipede, you can record your sighting on the Atlas of Living Australia and help scientists monitor populations. It is a great place to find the name of different spider species.