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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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The Centipede was the first to be pulled aboard, and he came willingly, though he objected when the constable put the handcuffs on him.
You didn't get the Porpoise," the Centipede said exultantly, as though his escape materially diminished our success.
For example regional keys to the centipedes of the north-central United States clearly present S.
Presented by publishers America Star Books without editorial input, "Centipede Lovers" is a mini novel, or story about two gay centipede friends from Jerusalem who dream of living as openly gay centipedes in New York City.
The trio acquired two centipedes near a waterfall in Laos and they were named Scolopendra cataracta, derived from the Latin term for 'waterfall.
on 7 Dec 2014, while searching for specimens of Scolopendra alternans Leach, 1813 (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae) for research on the evolution of centipede venom, we discovered a large population of unknown centipedes in and around the property of the Island Christian School campus in Islamorada (24.
A common terminology for the external anatomy of centipedes (Chilopoda).
And, furthermore, when I think of Australia, and I think of the multitude of poisonous snakes, spiders, centipedes, sharks offshore, I wonder is it such a wonderful place to start a new life.
Centipedes are generalist predators that feed on soil mesofauna and macrofauna, are an important part of soil and leaf litter fauna from different ecosystems, and are a supplement of mammals and birds diets.
Indeed the most recent comprehensive treatment of centipedes and millipedes dates to 1926.
Between May 1990 and June 2009, giant red-headed centipedes were collected from various counties in central and northern Arkansas.
BUGGED:AMalaysian man has been accused of trying to attack his neighbour with centipedes.
Centipedes are quick-moving, carnivorous and nocturnal hunters, usually slimmer and longer-legged than most millipedes.
Apart from centipedes and millipedes capable of delivering a nasty bite, the pest population includes deadly black widow and tarantula spiders.
One of these figures, who waves crayfish claws overhead, is the most likely source for the "lobster men" and "crab men" who accompany the giant centipedes which occasionally turn into men in Burroughs's writing.