Millipedes don't all have the same number of legs; the amount of legs a millipede has will depend on how many body segments it has. Millipedes have two pairs of legs per body segment.
Though a millipede's name may seem to imply that it has millions of legs, this is a number that varies from millipede to millipede. They can be distinguished from centipedes because millipedes have two pairs of legs on each body segment instead of just one pair like centipedes. Millipedes' legs move slowly and in a wavelike motion, which may make it seem like the insect has many more legs than it actually does.Learn More
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.Full Answer >
An insect has six legs. Insects' legs are jointed, and the movement of these joints is controlled by a combination of partial musculature and passive biomechanical non-muscular structures. Some insects also have a clawlike structure on the last segments of their legs.Full Answer >
A cricket has six legs and belongs to the scientific order 'Orthoptera.' Two pairs of legs are attached to the thorax, while the hind legs are attached to the abdomen.Full Answer >
The African millipede is a large arthropod that grows 8 to 11 inches in length. The giant African millipede has a long body structure, and it has around 100 legs that are grouped into four legs on each segment of the body.Full Answer >