illipede is from the Latin mille meaning thousand, and ped meaning foot. Millipedes have long, black, cylindrical, segmented bodies with four legs on each segment. They are blind and feel their way with antennae. Millipedes differ from centipedes in that they have two pairs of legs on each body segment, while centipedes have one. Millipedes are non-venomous, while some centipedes are mildly venomous. Millipedes are slow, while centipedes are fast. Millipedes feed on vegetation, while centipedes feed on insects.
Slow. Curls into a spiral when threatened. Digs underground tunnels.
Millipedes feed on vegetation and benefit their habitats by recycling decaying organic matter.
Humid soil in the Northern Highlands, including Jerash and Amman.