And they bite!

 

millipedes, ‘scolopendres’

 

Commonly known as millipedes, ‘scolopendres’ are unpleasant little beasties to all but the ardent entomologist, made up of several segments, with twenty-one pairs of feet, four pairs of eyes, and lots of other bits that you don’t want to know about!

They move quickly, hide beneath stones, in woodpiles, in beams of houses, and at least one of their species, Scolopendra cingulata, is resident in the South of France!

And they bite!

However, their venom is mild compared to some of their larger cousins around the world, and, if bitten, you will live to take your revenge!.

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