Scutigera coleoptrata By Matt Young December 10, 2018 12:00 MST Photograph by Mark Sturtevant. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Scutigera coleoptrata. Dr. Sturtevant writes, "The charming face of a house centipede. The ‘fangs’ are actually a modified pair of front legs. House centipedes originated in the Mediterranean region, but are now friendly household guests around the world."