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Many of them perform helpful functions such as controlling rodents, slugs, centipedes and leeches, or providing chemical compounds used in cancer and heart disease treatments.
Tillandsia tectorum prefers partial shade. Resembling something between a spider and centipede with white legs, these roof airplants have very narrow leaves that are lined with fuzzy white hairs.
Plant your lawn: This is the prime planting season for warm-season grasses, such as St. Augustine, centipede, Bermuda and zoysia.
Tick off the number and species of each organism observed, such as centipedes, ground beetles, and spiders.
Playa Arts Sneak Peek Family-friendly look at some of the works in progress, including a giant walking centipede Myriapoda Robota and the nine-story-tall Tree of Life, for next season’s Burning Man Festival.
The mice Yang watched centipedes kill were a whopping 15 times larger than the terrifying bugs.
Other kids were debating whether an insect was a centipede, an earwig, or some other sort of beetle.
Now scientists have started to unravel the golden head centipede's deadly secrets in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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CENTIPEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of centipede for English Language Learners
: a small creature that is like an insect and that has a long, thin body and many legs
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