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The ranks include not only fireflies but also some beetles, millipedes and earthworms.
Passengers boarded a rusting, creaking millipede overtaken by trucks, buses and grazing animals that had claimed parts of the railway as resting spots.
According to Greshko, the ants were afraid of everything from millipedes to mites to smaller ants.
Yes, cyanide—the same chemical compound that spies put in their worst-case-scenario capsules and millipedes emit to keep predators away.
Since the 1800s, the cliffs have yielded numerous finds, including tracks and segments of millipedes that may have been seven feet long.
So consider this a great day to be an ant or an entomologist—but certainly not a millipede.
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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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