This elongate arthropod moves slowly, thus, cannot make a quick escape. For protection, its body is lined with many repugnatory defense glands. When the millipede is disturbed, these glands secrete a foul smelling and tasting liquid.
Where to see them: World of the Insect
Lifespan: More than 5 years
Ecological Role: Decomposer
Habitat: Tropical rainforest
Diet: Rotting plants
Long and Leggy: Though ‘millipede’ means 1,000 legs, it actually has only a mere 240 legs.