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diplopod

any arthropod of the subclass Diplopoda (class Myriapoda), the millipedes. They have a cylindrical body and two pairs of limbs on each abdominal segment.
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The structure and role of the midgut of diplopods have been described for few species (Bowen, 1968; Nunez and Crawford, 1977; Hubert, 1979b, 1988; Fontanetti and Camargo-Mathias, 1997; Fontanetti et al., 2001; Fantazzini et al., 2002; Camargo-Mathias et al., 2004; Sosinka et al., 2014).
Shelley RM (2007) Taxonomy of extant Diplopoda (Millipeds) in the modern era: perspectives for future advancements and observations on the global diplopod community (Arthropoda: Diplopoda).
The relative abundance of Diplopods, which are saprophagous, in Sheff's Woods Preserve, and complete lack of specimens in all burned sites indicates that there are some major groups that may not return until specific elements of the leaf litter layer are re-established.
valgum as a predator of diplopods (Cano 1998 cited in Halffter 2003).
Typical cryptozoans include isopods (pillbugs, sowbugs, Figure 9-1) and diplopods (millipedes), which feed on dead and decaying plant material and leaf litter.
Previous studies by the author recorded 2 species of diplopods, 1 isopod, carabid beetles, spiders of the genus Meta, plus slugs and oligochaetes (Smithers 1996).
The photo shows the leaflitter lying on the soil of the El Triunfo Reserve in Mexico, with a conspicuous millipede (diplopods).
Diets switched apparently from a majority of ants and coleoptera (42% and 18% by biomass respectively) (Davidson, 1956) to diplopods and coleoptera (55% and 8% by biomass) at one site and diplopods, formicids and chilopods (31%, 10%, and 9% by biomass) at yet another (Powders and Tietjen, 1974).