Centipedes and millipedes fall under the category of occasional invaders, because when they show up inside your house, they’re there by mistake. The two groups of many-legged animals often get confused, but centipedes are flatter-bodied, have one set of legs per body segment, and are insectivores and carnivores. Some of the larger species of centipedes also can inflict a painful bite with their venom-injecting jaws. Millipedes, on the other hand, have rounder, wormlike bodies and two pairs of legs per body, and they are scavengers that dine on vegetable matter.
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