Diplopoda- Millipedes

Millipedes may look similar to Centipedes but they are different in many ways. Derived from the Latin words “mille (thousand)” and “pes (legs)”, millipedes have two pair of legs per segment of the body, which adds up to a lot considering the large number of segments. Nevertheless, the number of legs of millipedes rarely exceed 400 […]

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Geoplanidae- Land Planarians

Geoplanidae represents a family of flatworms that dwell on land (other groups of flatworms live in seawater or freshwater ponds) which are mostly predatory. Flatworms are poorly studied but are believed to be good indicators of the “healthy” of a particular ecosystem. Terrestrial flatworms can usually be found on tree trunks or logs.

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Chilopoda- Centipedes

Centipedes are among some of the most frightening arthropods on the planet, thanks to their numerous legs, large sizes, powerful fangs (forcipules) and undoubtedly painful bites! These Chilopods have a body generally divided into 15 or more segments where each segment bears a pair of legs. Centipedes are generally carnivores and are known to cause painful, but […]

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