Scolopendra cingulata, also known as the Megarian banded centipede,and the Mediterranean banded centipede is "the most common scolopendromorph species in the Mediterranean area. is a burrowing animal, preferring dark, damp environments such as beneath logs and in leaf litter.
This species is fast and aggressive. Scolopendra cingulata is an opportunistic carnivore. It will attack and consume almost any animal that is not larger than itself. These include insects and small lizards.