Centipedes can have between 15 and 171 pairs of legs, equating to between 30 and 342 legs. Each species of centipede has a different number of legs.
Although the name "centipede" means "100 legs," this is a misnomer. Centipedes always have an odd number of leg pairs, so regardless of the species, a centipede never has 100 legs.
Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment. Some species of centipedes are born with as few as 14 segments and leg pairs, and acquire additional segments and pairs each time they molt, while other species are born with a full set of segments and legs. During molting, centipedes have the ability to regenerate any legs that they lose.Learn More
Crickets live in marshes, forests, swamps and deserts all over the world, with over 120 species in the United States alone. Crickets thrive in moist, humid areas with an abundance of plants. They can often be found underneath rocks and plants, inside of logs and along roadsides.Full Answer >
Lovebugs (Plecia nearctica hardy) grow under and consume partially decayed plant matter when they are in the larvae stage. Adult lovebugs may feed on pollen or nectar alone or when joined together in copula when they are mating.Full Answer >
Crickets are insects that reproduce by mating and laying eggs. The female cricket carries and deposits the eggs, but she must mate with a male cricket to have her eggs fertilized before she deposits them.Full Answer >
While found throughout the Empire State, the stink bug is not native to New York. According to the Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences, the stink bug is native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.Full Answer >