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Fri November 16, 2012
A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up To The Name
Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 2:02 pm
No millipede actually has 1000 feet--but the species Illacme plenipes comes closest, with up to 750. Entomologist Paul Marek, who rediscovered the rare species a few years ago in California's coastal mountains, calls counting legs and measuring millipedes a "guilty pleasure."