Kids ASK! about Pets & Animals
A centipede can have 15 to as many as 200 pairs of legs! You can tell from its name “centipede”, which means “hundred feet or legs”, that a centipede has numerous legs. Most of the common centipedes – the house centipedes, have 15 pairs of legs only.
Source: Hutchins, R. E. (2008). Centipedes and Millipedes. The New Book of Knowledge®. Retrieved September 27, 2008, from Grolier Online http://nbk.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=a2004930-h
Read more about the centipede:
Centipede by Karen Hartley, Chris Macro and Philip Taylor
Call Number: J P 595.6 HAR
Centipede by Karen Povey
Call Number: J 595.6 POV
Millipedeology by Michael Elsohn Ross
Call Number: J 595.6 ROS
For the availability of the above book titles, please check the library catalogue.
All websites were last accessed on 27 September 2008. All images were extracted from www.bn.com.
Posted by Adeline Tan, Librarian, Children’s Services.
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