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New Millipede Species

New Millipede Species:

A new species of millipede has been discovered crawling underneath the city of Los Angeles in the United States

  • The newly found species is a thread Millipede.
  • It is about the length of a paperclip but skinny as pencil lead.
  • Its scientific name is Illacme socal.
  • It is translucent and sinuous like a jellyfish tentacle.
  • The creature burrows four inches below ground, secretes unusual chemicals and is blind.
  • It relays on hornlike antennas protruding from its head to find its way.
  • Millipede are member of the arthropod class Diplopoda.
  • They are cylindrical or slightly flattened invertebrates.
  • The word “millipede” translates to “a thousand feet”—but while millipedes have many feet, none of them quite have a thousand.
  • Their bodies are split into a number of segments, and each segment has two sets of legs that attach to the body’s underside.
  • It is a detritivore, which means that it eats dead organic matter in the earth like damp wood pieces, decayed leaves, and other materials that naturally exists in their moist habitat underground.