General Description

Millipedes can be easily told apart from centipedes by the number of legs per body segment. Millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment whereas centipedes have only one pair of legs per segment.


Millipedes are a conspicuous part of the ground-fauna invertebrates. They are vegetarian, feeding on decomposing leaf litter.


Found globally including across Australia.


Often found underneath stones or rotting logs.

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