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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-03 3:30
Viewed: 2301
Points: 2
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Latin name: Lithobius forficatus

Size: Around 30mms long

Distribution: Found throughout the UK

Months seen: All year round

Food: Some centipedes are vegetarians, although this species eats other small insects.

Habitat: Often found under logs, stones and tree bark.

Special features: Although some centipedes (41 known species in the UK) can have over 100 legs, this particular species has just 15 pairs of legs - one pair on each body segment. The extra long legs at the back are used to feel their way around, as are the long antennae.

They are also equipped with a poison claw on each side of the head. Although these are not dangerous to humans, they are used to catch and kill their prey.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-03 4:59]

Hello Joey,
You've made a good macro capture of a centipede, showing details of some of its legs and antennae. The direction of the scource of light made reflection on the body a bit disturbing but on the whole this is fine contribution to TN.
TFS and have a good week,

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