Stone centipede

6844.         This centipede dropped out of a planter I picked up at the store. Wondering if it’s invasive to Canada? Winkler, MB. Canada

Number 6844. This is a stone centipede (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha); it looks like Lithobius forficatus, an introduced species now widespread in North America, including Canada. They are harmless to humans. Click here for an example.