Unlike centipedes which are soft-bodied and mainly carnivorous, millipedes have an exoskeleton and generally eat decomposing plant matter. Centipedes have only one pair of legs per body segment while millipedes have two. If you look closely at this guy, all rolled up in fear of me, you’ll see the legs.
Centipedes can bite; millipedes won’t but they do have a noxious excretion.
Neither centipedes nor millipedes are insects; they are arthropods.
Here is more info for you if you’re curious:
I used a Canon EOS Rebel T4i with the Tamron 90 mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens. This picture was taken in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA.
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