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"I caught a centipede! It's got a million legs! Or, you know, a hundred." —City Folk
"I caught a centipede! Impede the centipede!" —New Leaf
Scientific name Lithobius forficatus
Family Lithobiidae -brown centipedes
Time of year June to February
Time of day 4pm to 11pm
Location Under rocks
Size 65 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price 300 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

A Centipede (ムカデ, Mukade) is a type of bug found, like Pill Bugs, under rocks by striking it with a Shovel or an Axe. They can be found in the months of June to February from 4pm to 11pm. They are worth 300 Bells.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers will say this about the Centipede:

"Indeed, centipedes are quite fast to boot, wot? If the beast attacks us, how will we flee to safety? Moreover, they have hard shells, so we can't stop it with a furious stomping... We're doomed!"

The Centipede can be found on the second level, near the rafflesia, along with the Fly and Flea.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the Centipede can be found in the upper left room of the bug exhibit, near the rafflesia. The exhibit has this to say about the Centipede:

"Despite the name, centipedes have a varying number of legs, from about 30 to 46 rather than 100. They also have forcipules, which are the modification of the first pair of legs, that inject venom. Centipedes are sometimes used as ingredient in herbal medicine, though the effect is questionable."

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

City Folk[edit]

Centipede (City Folk).png     ''Very few of these actually have more than 100 legs. They have nasty bites."
  • Size- About 65 mm
  • Season- Summer-Spring
  • Time- Night

Further Information[edit]

The centipede in this game appears to be the brown centipede, found in Europe. Unlike what most people think, centipedes are not insects. They actually belong to the class of animals known as Chilopoda, which are close relatives to millipedes and small myriapods known as symphylids.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Mille-pattes Thousand feet


  • In the Prima City Folk Guide, the bug guide states Centipedes are found on flowers instead of rocks. This may have caused confusion to some players looking for the Centipede.