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Order - Geophilomorpha
Slender, rather sluggish, eyeless centipedes that have 27 to 191 pairs of legs (the number of leg pairs is always odd) and 14-segmented antennae. 5-195 mm long. Whitish or yellowish, wormlike or even snakelike.
They are subterranean centipedes and burrow in a manner similar to earthworms, by elongating and contracting their bodies.
The soil centipedes are the largest centipede order with 14 families, 180 genera and ~1,100 described spp. (estimated 4,000) worldwide. They eat insect larvae and worms.
Spotted on Jul 24, 2009
Submitted on Jan 2, 2013
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