Thursday, July 28, 2005

What's that bug?

Scorpions in a bottle? See earlier post, below. But what about all those other bugs, creepy-crawlies, various other insects and whatnot? Get the lowdown on arthropods and other assorted organisms at this US-oriented web site. On a little island in the South China Sea, the major fear is the local centipede. Even the cats and dogs are wary. It is one of the few living things on the island that people will go out of their way to kill on sight. These are not your regular house centipedes, local centipedes (Class Chilopoda) can grow to four or five inches long, have a bad attitude, are fast, and pack a very, very painful bite. Photo here, not for the squeamish.

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