Discovery of an Exotic Population of Thereuonema tuberculata (Chilopoda:Scutigeromorpha), the Japanese House Centipede, in Ohio, U.S.A.
U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Epidemiology Consult Service Wright-Patterson AFB United States
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The introduced house centipede Scutigera coleoptera L. Scutigeromorpha Scutigeridae is found throughout North America and is recognized as the only scutigeromorph in most of the United States and Canada. I report on the discovery of a population of the Japanese house centipede, Thereuonema tuberculata Wood, from a military schoolhouse building in Ohio. Thereuonema tuberculata were collected for several years. Heightened scrutiny is called for on identifications of S. coleoptera throughout North America to differentiate this species from T. tuberculata.