Paul E. Marek
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Forbes Bldg Rm 410
Tucson, AZ 8572

Nov. 16, 2012

A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up to the Name

No millipede has 1000 feet -- but the species Illacme plenipes comes closest, with up to 750.

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