Skip navigation

Manage categories

Close

Create and manage categories in Centipedes and millipedes. Removing a category will not remove content.

Categories in Centipedes and millipedes
Add a new category (0 remaining)

Manage Announcements

Close

Create and manage announcements in Centipedes and millipedes. Try to limit the announcements to keep them useful.

Announcements in Centipedes and millipedes
Subject Author Date Actions

About centipedes and millipedes

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

Actions

Notifications

Who we are

These forums are looked after by scientists and experts in the Museum’s Identification and Advisory Service.

Our fossil, rock, plant and insect experts are dedicated to answering your natural history questions.

Our names on this forum are:

Former team members:

Top participants

The top participants are currently being calculated or no one has contributed yet.