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Centipede

Observed: 31st March 2011 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Centipede 31-03-31 (2)
Centipede 31-03-31 (2) 1
Centipede 31-03-31 (2) 1 2
Description:

Centipede uncovered in a rummage through leaf litter in a broadleaved woodland.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Number of legs

In the centipedes, the number of pairs of legs is always an uneven number, so this specimen would have either 79 or 81 pairs of legs.

Andy Keay

kcf32's picture

Number of legs

Counting so many legs on a photograph of a long wriggly thing is a bit of a guess but I will ensure in the future it is always an odd number.

Thanks for the advice.

Keith