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chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors

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Geographic distribution records for scolopendromorph centipedes (Arthropoda: Chilopoda) from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
However, Burroughs first wrote about centipedes before he associated them with the Maya.
CENTIPEDES are reddish-brown arthropods found throughout the UK.
Expect a catalogue of close scrapes and surprise encounters - Dutch airline hostesses, Carmelite monks, Maoist guerrillas, Mancunian ornithologists and a French Shaman - not to mention crocodiles, jaguars and those giant centipedes which apparently have disgusting eating habits.
Centipedes lay eggs and females will either carry fertilised eggs around with her on her back, or curl around them until they hatch in the soil after a few weeks.
The water bank is teeming with oversized centipedes, some lurking in bellicose conference under a rock, some venturing out for prey.
The queen single-handedly gathers food, and maintains and defends her nest from predators like beetles, and centipedes.
Though some chickens, centipedes, South American tree frogs, and ladybugs are museum quality, they are also used in stage productions, strolling performances and parades, and movement and costume workshops.
From the stinging pain of horse fly encounters to our distaste for centipedes, cowbirds and sandburs, Janet Lembke explores the nature and myth of species we love to hate.
A beetle larva with a chorus line of legs is spotlighting the evolutionary steps that insects took to get from multilimbed centipedes to the six-legged specimens common today.
A CENTIPEDES are a yellowy brown colour and each segment of their body bears a single pair of legs.
The giant toy was made to publicise the company's new range of more modest sized stuffed Cecil Centipedes.
Still as giant centipedes are reigning terror and destruction on the world of Weedom and only you can stop them then video quality failings seem rather insignificant.
In one area they were delighted to find slugs, ants, centipedes, and a dead chicken (probably the loser of an illegal cock fight.
He tells the story of lifting an old board and finding a scorpion, centipedes, and other life flourishing "in this cellular dirt/&calligraphy of excrement.