Significance To Humans

Preys on domestic flies and cockroaches. ♦



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Phylum Arthropoda Class Diplopoda Number of families 148

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Many-legged, often long-bodied, segmented animals with antennae; also possessing two pairs of legs on each body segment. The segments, which are actually two somites fused together, are called diplosegments.

Photo: A millipede (Sigmoria aberrans) displaying warning colors. (Photo by Gilbert S. Grant/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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