Centipedes & Millipedes
Page Last Updated: November 23 2015
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6 species
Stone Centipede - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)
Family: ?
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Subphylum: Myriapoda (Myriapods)
House Centipede - approx. 2 cm
Order: Scutigeromorpha (House Centipedes)
Family: Scutigeridae
Genus: Scutigera
Species: Coleoptrata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Subphylum: Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Millipede - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: ?
Family: ?
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Subphylum: Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Greenhouse Millipede - approx. 2 cm
Order: Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family: Paradoxosomatidae
Genus: Oxidus
Species: Gracilis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Subphylum: Myriapoda (Myriapods)
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Updated October 10 2013
The first 3 body segments of millipedes have 1 pair of legs
each, the remaining segments have 2 pairs each - gain
more segments as they grow
Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment - the
last legs extend backward
Worm Millipede - approx. 7 cm
Order: Spirobolida
Family: Spirobolidae
Genus: Narceus
Species: Americanus-annularis-complex
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Subphylum: Myriapoda (Myriapods)
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More Worm Millipedes
Updated November 9 2014
Greenhouse Millipede - approx. 2 cm - Thorncliffe Park - September 2013
Millipede - approx. 2.5 cm - Thorncliffe Park - September 2013
Huose Centipede - approx. 2 cm - Thorncliffe Park - September 2013
Stone Centipede - approx. 3 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2013
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More House Centipedes
Updated November 16 2014
Worm Millipede - approx. 7 cm - Rouge Park (Glenrouge Campground) - June 2014
Flat-backed Millipede - approx. 5 cm
Order: Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family: Xystodesmidae
Genus: Sigmoria
Species: Trimaculata
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Subphylum: Myriapoda (Myriapods)
The 2 other species of Xystodesmidae in eastern Canada
(Pleuroloma flavipes and Apheloria virginiensis corrugata)
are similar - many brightly coloured millipedes secrete a
compound containing cyanide
Flat-backed Millipede - approx. 5 cm - Uxbridge - July 2015