Worldwide except in Arctic environments
Centipedes are not insects, but rather among the first invertebrate animals that ever roamed the planet. Centipedes have one pair of opposite legs per body segment, as opposed to millipedes which are usually larger, and have two pairs of tiny feet per body segment.
Centipedes patrol mostly at night, consuming whatever small insects or worms they encounter.
Food and Habitat:
Centipedes are carnivores that eat earthworms and soft-bodied insects. They avoid midday heat by resting beneath mulch, which also provides cover from flooding rains.
Populations of centipedes regulate themselves. These are long-lived creatures that often live for several years.