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Nature Photos & Facts 102: Millipede

With the magic of my Canon EOS 550, the peaceful and natural ecosystem of my ‘very well composed model’, Mr Millipede, here you are again with the Nature Photos and Facts 102. Millipede is an interesting creature that is very harmless. The scary legs that is hard to count down to the curly nature whenever it feel any form of external contacts. We give you these beautiful images of millipede and some interesting fact about this wonderful arthropod.


Millipede is an arthropod that belong to the class Diplopoda with two pairs of legs on most body segments. Diplopoda is a Greek word meaning double.










They feed on mosses and primitive vascular plant. They are detritivores and feed on decomposing vegetation, faeces or organic matter mixed with soil. A few of them interestingly are omnivorous or occasionally carnivorous feeding on insects, centipedes, earthworm or snails.




Defence technique



Due to their lack of speed and inability to bite or sting, the only way they defend themself is to curl into a tight coil, protecting their delicate lets on armoured body exterior.







Another interesting facts



They are the oldest known land creature.


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About the author

He is the Creative Partner/Founder of Olabodeskills, a Young Lion Competition Winner (Print Category) in 2010. He is a seasoned Visual Designer with specialty in Typography, Digital Art, Animation and Photography. He is currently a Deputy Art Director with one of Nigeria’s top Advertising Agency and has worked on various accounts like Western Union, First Bank, British America Tobacco (BAT), Pfizer, Etisalat, Multi-Choice, Swipha, FSDH, Binatone and Cadbury. His love for art is uncontrollable.




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