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Pill Millipede from Madagascar


Pill Millipede

Millipedes are arthropods found worldwide. They generally have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments. Unlike centipedes, millipedes are nonvenomous and slow-moving. They are herbivorous, eating decaying leaves and other dead plant matter

These pill millipede can roll into a tight ball to protect itself from predators.




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