Presentation on theme: "MILLIPEDES. What are they? Millipedes are myriapods. The word myriapods means “many legs”."— Presentation transcript:
What are they? Millipedes are myriapods. The word myriapods means “many legs”.
What do they look like? Millipedes have long, segmented bodies. Each of their segments have a pair of tiny legs. They can be black, brown or red. Millipedes also have small antennae on their heads and a hard shell called an exoskeleton.
What does they eat? Millipedes eat rotting plants, including fruit and vegetables.
Where do they live? Millipedes live in all parts of the world, especially in moist places such as in leaf litter and under wood and bark.
How does it move? Millipedes glide smoothly and slowly on their many legs.
What are their enemies?
How does it protect itself? Millipedes protect themselves by rolling up into a spiral shape. Some millipedes can release a yuck smelling chemical to warn their predators.