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Cockroaches vs Millipede - What's the difference?

cockroaches | millipede |

As nouns the difference between cockroaches and millipede

is that cockroaches is while millipede is any of many elongated arthropods, of the class diplopoda, with cylindrical bodies that have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments.

cockroaches

English

Noun

(head)
  • millipede

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of many elongated arthropods, of the class Diplopoda, with cylindrical bodies that have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments.
  • * 1993 , Rod Preston-Mafham, The Encyclopedia of Land Invertebrate Behaviour , page 14,
  • With one or two exceptions, male millipedes make direct contact with the female and transfer sperm via a pair of modified front legs (gonopods) which have been charged with semen from the genitalia situated towards the rear of the body.
  • * 2005 , Thomas Eisner, For Love of Insects , page 276,
  • When alive, millipedes maintain tension in these[intersegmental] muscles and are therefore difficult to straighten out when coiled.
  • * 2006', Boris A. Byzov, ''4: Intestinal Microbiota of '''Millipedes'' , Helmut K├Ânig, Ajit Varma (editors), ''Intestinal Microorganisms of Termites and Other Invertebrates , page 89,
  • Soil millipedes (Diplopoda) possess a specific gut microbiota that differs from microbial communities in soil and leaf litter.

    See also

    * centipede * myriapod