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Centipedes and millipedes

Centipedes and millipedes are arthropods. They form the group known as myriapods. They are usually long and thin with noticeably more than 6 or 8 legs and usually more than 15 pairs.

Centipedes usually move quite fast and they prey on smaller invertebrates in the soil and soil surface. Millipedes generally move more slowly along the soil surface and feed on decaying wood and vegetation.

Centipedes are important predators of soil invertebrates. Millipedes contribute to soil quality and fertility by decomposing decaying organic matter. Few species are significant plant pests.

Centipedes - Number of UK species: 55
Millipedes - Number of UK species: 62

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Re: Centipede/Millipede-like creatures 1 month ago by flecc flecc
Black thread like insect in bathroom??? 3 months ago by Boa Beck Boa Beck
Re: Millipede ID - probable Nanogona polydesmoides? 10 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Found in garden 1 year ago by charley161 charley161
Re: Glow-in-the-dark centipede in hong kong 1 year ago by khtam khtam
Re: Can anyone identify this insect? 1 year ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone tell me what this centipede is. 2 years ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Could you help me indentify this Spirobolus? Which species is it? 2 years ago by Ouriço Ouriço
Re: Which millipede is this? 2 years ago by
Re: Please help me identify these bugs i found in my neighborhood 3 years ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Can anyone identify this little chap? 3 years ago by Ella Ella
Re: Millipede in decaying wood - follow up 3 years ago by grantburleigh grantburleigh
Re: I Thought It Was A Centipede Trapped In A Web 3 years ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Centipede identification 3 years ago by Episcophagus Episcophagus
Re: Centipede? 4 years ago by sally sally
Re: Spanish Centipede Identification. 4 years ago by boandlukeduke boandlukeduke
Cypriot Millipede identification 4 years ago by AngieC AngieC
Re: UK millipede 4 years ago by oscarbates oscarbates
Re: Is this a centipede or millipede? 4 years ago by oscarbates oscarbates
Re: Proof that house centipedes are inteligent 4 years ago by Araminta Araminta
Re: Millipede identification 5 years ago by AngieC AngieC
Re: Need Help 5 years ago by Mrudul Mody Mrudul Mody
Rainbow millipede care. 5 years ago by catkindo catkindo
Blaniulids 5 years ago by grantburleigh grantburleigh



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