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Scolopendrid Centipedes

These colourful spiders are surprisingly common in wildlife gardens and are often very well camouflaged.

Other invertebrates Pest Control

Noongar Names: Kanbara

Scientific Name: Family Scolopendrinae

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Centipedes visit home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

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

ReWild Benefits

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.

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