House Centipede

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House Centipede
House Centipede NL.png
Scientific name
Scutigera coleoptrata
Months available August to October
Times available 7 PM to 8 AM
Location Under rocks
Size 25 mm
Rarity Rare
Sell price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 250 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ゲジ
Simplified Chinese N/A
French Scutigère véloce
Spanish Ciempiés doméstico
Italian Unknown
Russian Мухоловка

Korean Unknown
Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French Scutigère véloce
Latin American Spanish Ciempiés doméstico
German Spinnenläufer
Dutch Spinduizendpoot

The House Centipede[nb 1] is a bug in Animal Crossing: New Leaf found between late summer and early fall by striking rocks with a shovel. Like the centipede, it will make a rattling noise while moving.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


House Centipede
"I caught a house centipede! Make yourself at home—in my net!"

Times Aug – Oct: 7 PM – 8 AM
Peak Times
Location Under rocks
Size 25 mm
Rarity Common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 250 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The House Centipede in the museum

"The house centipede has many remarkably long legs that give it a very intimidating appearance. However, despite this intense look, they are for the most part harmless to humans. When an enemy is holding down one of its legs, the house centipede will drop that leg to make an escape. The dropped leg will continue to flail for a while, though, providing a distraction."


Real-world information[edit]

A real life House Centipede.

Originating in the Mediterranean region, the house centipede has spread to other parts of the world, where it can live in human homes. It is an insectivore; it kills and eats other arthropods, such as insects and arachnids. Outdoors, house centipedes prefer to live in cool, damp places. Most live outside, primarily under large rocks, piles of wood, and especially in compost piles. Within the home, these centipedes are found in almost any part of the house. Most commonly they are encountered in basements, bathrooms, and lavatories, which tend to be humid, but they can also be found in drier places like offices, bedrooms and dining rooms. The greatest likelihood of encountering them is in spring, when they come out because the weather gets warmer, and in autumn, when the cooling weather forces them to find shelter in human habitats.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ゲジ

German Spinnenläufer Spider runner

European Spanish Ciempiés doméstico Domestic centipede

European French Scutigère véloce Combination of Scutigera, the house centipede's genus in the family Scutigeridae, and the word swift


  1. Japanese: ゲジ Hepburn: Geji

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