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Along with entering the butterfly tent, visitors can view a live bug display that includes millipedes, beetles, milkweed bugs, cockroaches and scorpions.
Stick insects, millipedes and grasshoppers all light up under UV light.
Think of spiders or millipedes, neither of which trip over themselves, despite being equipped only with bug brains.
Yes, cyanide—the same chemical compound that spies put in their worst-case-scenario capsules and millipedes emit to keep predators away.
Scientists discovered the pink dragon millipede in 2007 in the Greater Mekong region of Thailand.
While the gonopods are on the seventh segment, the millipede’s sperm actually originates on the second segment.
According to Greshko, the ants were afraid of everything from millipedes to mites to smaller ants.
The ranks include not only fireflies but also some beetles, millipedes and earthworms.
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The earth is home to about 10,000 species of millipedes. Though they have no poison fangs, many of them can, when threatened, emit a liquid or gas poisonous to their enemies. If their structure were true to their name, millipedes would have a thousand legs, but in fact they have far fewer. Even so, a millipede in motion is a sight to ponder: How can it possibly coordinate all those legs so that it doesn't trip over itself? Like some tiny conga line or bunny hop, it scuttles away to a rhythm only it can hear.
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: a small creature that is like an insect and that has a long, thin body with many legs
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