Thursday, November 18, 2010
The remarkale "Millipede"
This is a Millipede. As you may know the Millipede has thousands of legs. The name “Millipede” is a Latin name. “Milli” means thousands and “pede” means legs. They have long smooth segments (a part of the body that can be separated or cut off). When disturbed they curl themselves up. Millipedes have two pairs of legs on each side. Unlike Centipede’s they only have 1 pair of legs on each side. Finally the Maori name for the Millipede is “Werimano’’.