Centipedes & Millipedes

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For more information, useful books and web links, plus tips on recording this group, see our Resources section.

Centipedes and millipedes can easily be distinguished by counting the legs on each body segment: centipedes have just one pair whilst millipedes have two (a few segments have one pair).