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 in common species.
These Diplopods are detritivores in nature, and live off decaying organic materials.
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** Identification of the subjects in this page are tentative and should be taken with a pinch of salt.