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Thousand Legs - Millipede
24-NOV-2013 Dick Keely

Thousand Legs - Millipede

Ahotokurom, Cape-Coast, Ghana

The kids complained that 'Uncle Dick' took pictures of 'everything' ... even the 'Thousand Legs' ... which they would have preferred to stomp on.
Millipedes are a common class of arthropod with over 10,000 named species. Estimates suggest this is only a fraction of the total number of millipede species. Two pairs of legs per segment distinguish millipedes from the closely related centipedes which only have one. Early forms of millipede were some of the first animals to colonise land and therefore some of the oldest known fossils of land creatures.
The largest known millipede is the giant African millipede which measures in excess of 28cm (12in).

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Mark Chambers LRPS26-Dec-2013 23:27
A very good image. V
MarcViskens26-Dec-2013 13:27
wonderful shot
very nice
coaster26-Dec-2013 05:15
Great shot!
Robert Ron Grove26-Dec-2013 05:03
Wonderful capture ...................
Trent Watts26-Dec-2013 03:08
This is a really great shot. I love the color and the repeating patterns.
Phillip Normanton26-Dec-2013 02:02
Cracking shot - I bet he has trouble finding footwear!
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