They're such effective insect predators that I'm sure this view is the last thing it's prey ever saw.
These little house centipedes are so beautiful, we had one species when I was growing up in Utah that was purple. You didn't see them very often but they were sure pretty! I wonder if it because of something in their diets that changed.
I was surprised it stayed still for the frontal shots. Usually as soon as the flash goes off, they scoot.