(Evansville, IN ) This insect crawled out of the tub drain during a shower & stayed still in the tub for the rest of the shower…after the shower was done, we scooped it into a bowl with a lid & it stayed comatose-like until we started moving it around to take pics of it…then it started being VERY active…we think it looks like a cross between a “cave cricket” & some type of millipede…
Your critter is a house centipede. Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment…as opposed to 2 pair of legs per body segment that a millipede has… or 4 pair of legs like the spider class and 3 pair of legs like the insect class.
Centipedes seen indoors are found in damp areas such as bathrooms, cellars, and crawl spaces. It will venture beyond these areas and is often seen quickly scurrying across floors or climbing a wall. These relatives of insects are predatory on other arthropods, including cockroach nymphs, flies, moths, bedbugs, crickets, silverfish, earwigs, and small spiders. So, they eat many things you’d probably rather not have in your home.They are beneficial, not a problem other than a nuisance.
For those who think it might be a silverfish. Silverfish are only about 1/2 inch long, are silver, and have 6 legs, antenna, and a three-part tail. Silverfish spend all year indoors; they are active at night and hide during the day avoiding direct light. Silverfish are omnivorous – eating starchy foods, cereals, moist wheat flour, glue on book bindings and wallpaper, starch in clothing made of cotton or rayon fabric; outdoor individuals eat lichens.