My meeting with a centipede and a millipede | Photographs

Hello friends insect lovers,

I don't know if it happens to everyone, but when we are in rainy season bugs and insects start to appear everywhere, so you have to be super alert, even more when there are children at home.

Recently I was looking out the window and I was watching a step of the entrance of my house, there were some centipedes, it caught my attention that they were together as if making an expedition, surely they were looking for a place that was dry to take refuge after a torrential downpour.

I approached them to take some pictures and share them with you, I found these critters very attractive. When I approached them I moved them a little bit and almost simultaneously they rolled up as a measure to protect themselves from a possible threat. After a few minutes, when they were sure there was no danger, they returned to their elongated form. I was impressed that, for many legs, they travel distances very slowly.

Hola amigos amantes de los insectos,

No sé si a todos les pasa, pero cuando estamos en temporada de lluvia empiezan a aparecer bichos e insectos por todas partes, por lo que hay que estar super alertas, más aún cuando hay niños en casa.

Recientemente estaba asomado por la ventana y me quedé observando un escalón de la entrada de mi casa, había unos ciempiés, me llamó la atención que estaban juntos como haciendo una expedición, seguramente estaban buscando un lugar que estuviera seco para refugiarse después de un torrencial aguacero.

Me acerqué para tomarle algunas fotos y compartirlas con ustedes, me parecieron llamativos estos animalitos. Al acercarme sin querer los moví un poco y de forma casi simultánea se enrollaron como una medida de resguardarse ante una posible amenaza. Después de unos minutos, cuando estuvieron seguros de que no había peligro, volvieron a su forma alargada. Me impresionó que, para tener muchas patas, recorren las distancias muy lentamente.



After taking the pictures, I was curious to know what species these little critters really belonged to, so making use of the benefits of technology I started my research using Google Lens to find out who these unexpected visitors were.

According to the results of the most similar images these are two types of centipedes, one of them is a scolopendra which indeed belongs to the centipede family. From what I read they are not very friendly and can even be dangerous if they sting you causing a lot of pain.

Después de tomar las fotografías, quedé con la curiosidad de saber a que especie realmente pertenecían estos animalitos, así que haciendo uso de las bondades de la tecnología comencé mi investigación usando Google Lens para averiguar quiénes eran estos visitantes inesperados.

Según los resultados de las imágenes más parecidas se trata de dos tipos de ciempiés, uno de ellos es un escolopendra que efectivamente pertenece a la familia de los ciempiés. Por lo que leí no son muy amigables e incluso pueden ser peligrosos si te pican causando mucho dolor.





This other one is a diplopoda, I was astonished to learn that it can have up to a thousand feet, and although this may be more alarming, its number of legs is not proportional to the damage they can cause, because unlike the previous one, this one is more harmless to people, maybe that's why it did not do anything to me when I touched it.

Este otro, es un diplopoda, quedé atónito al saber que puede llegar a tener hasta mil pies, y aunque esto pueda resultar más alarmante, su número de pies no es proporcional al daño que puedan causar, pues al contrario del anterior, este es más inofensivo para las personas, tal vez por eso no me hizo nada cuando lo toque.





All photographs in this post were taken by me with a Samsung S9 phone.

Todas las fotografías de esta publicación fueron tomadas por mi, con un teléfono Samsung S9.

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