Tropical Millipede

Tropical Millipede

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Credit: MARTIN SHIELDS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This millipede (Class Diplopoda) is laying on its side to play dead after being disturbed. The side view clearly shows the 2 legs per side per body segment that distinguishes millipedes from centipedes which have only 1 leg protruding from each side of a segment.

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Keywords: animal behavior, arthropod, arthropoda, costa rica wildlife, costa rican wildlife, curled, curled up, decomposer, detritivore, diplopoda, fauna, many legs, millipede, myriapod, myriapoda, playing dead, rain forest fauna, rainforest fauna, rolled up, tropical, two legs per segment, wildlife

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