Centipede

6402  I’m wanting to know what the prominent bugs are on the glue strip that was left under the couch. I think they are the culprits that bite us and leave giant welts. I also have a photo a what appears to be the same bug, only 10 times bigger. thanks, Rod. Sycamore Ridge Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681 United States

 

Number 6402. The largest critter at upper right is a centipede, possibly a house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata). These are venomous, but will not bite unprovoked. Most of the insects on the strip appear to be flying ants or gnats; certainly nothing that would be responsible for any bites.