Megarian Banded Centipede: escolopendra (Scolopendra cingulata).

The Megarian Banded Centipede is one of the few Scolopendra species found throughout southern Europe, and is common in Spain. Black and yellow centipede growing up to 9cm long. Early Star Trek in name and apperance the Megarian Banded Centipede is not as dangerous as some other Scolopendras in the world, but you should beware as its sting is potent and painful. It injects its posion with its front feelers. Lives in sheltered, stony ground where it burrows. Nocturnal in habit. In Spanish its an "escolopendra".

Photo of Megarian Banded Centipede kindly sent to me by Clive of Natural Images. Clive runs guided walking tours in the Sierra de Grazalema

What to do if bitten by a Megarian Banded Centipede see escolpendra (Spanish)

Invertebrates of Spain

Ants in Spain - - Bees in Spain - Bites and stings (the land) Black widow spiders - Butterflies in Spain - History of Malaria in Spain - Land invertebrates in Spain - Locusts in Spain - Scorpions in Spain - Spiders in Spain - Tiger mosquitoes

 

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