Sunday, January 9, 2011
Group 4 - Myriapoda
Myriapoda consist of millipedes, centipedes and others. Although their name suggests they have myriad (10,000) legs, they range from having over 750 legs to having fewer than ten legs. Myriapods have a single pair of antennae and, in most cases, simple eyes. The mouthparts lie on the underside of the head, with an "epistome" and labrum forming the upper lip, and a pair of maxillae forming the lower lip. Myriapods breathe through spiracles that connect to a tracheal system similar to that of insects.