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By J. G. E. Lewis

This can be a accomplished account of centipede biology offering a serious evaluation of the paintings overlaying anatomy, behaviour, copy and existence background, predators and parasites, body structure, ecology and taxonomy. it's an incredible source-book of specific worth to scientists operating without delay with this crew and to soil ecologists and people extra typically drawn to arthropods, arthropod affinities and their evolution. it is a publication from an across the world revered scientist and comprises many first-hand money owed of his personal paintings either on temperate and tropical species.

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Lateral undulations of the body may not always be without benefit: Scolopendra subspinipes Leach can swim using lateral undulations (Lewis, unpublished data) and Rhysida nuda togoensis Kraepelin and Otostigmus longicornis (Tdmosvary) escape when disturbed by violent squirming movements like those of some worms and millipedes (Lewis, unpublished data). It may be necessary to review our ideas on the Scolopendomorpha when more living material has been studied. Scolopendromorphs may not burrow as geophilomorphs do but they are better able to penetrate the soil than most Anamorpha.

32. Last tergites of Pleurolithobius (after Matic, 1962). Fig. 33. Ventral view of the female gonopods of Lithobius forficatus (after Eason, 1964). External morphology 31 first genital segment is represented by a tergite and a trapezoidal sternite with an embayed hind border on each side of which are the genital appendages. In males these are reduced to small humps in Lithobius but are relatively long and two-segmented in Bothropolys. In females the gonopod consists of a broad basal segment, which usually carries two or three large flattened spines on its inner (posterior) edge, and a second segment which carries a large claw (Fig.

28. Terminal legs of cryptopids. a, Cryptops anomalans (Newport) (after Eason, 1964); b, Newportia longitarsis longittarsis (Newport) (after Attems, 1930a). Tarsus Tibia Fig. 29. Terminal segments of Scolopendra morsitans. a, female (after Jangi, 1957); b, male (after Jangi, 1956). Lamina ^ v ^ . Anal tergite — adanalis^x ^"^^iiiiH^ Lamina \^ subanalis Js a /3""^ Penis Second genital sternite -—^ First genital sternite External morphology 27 segment (telson) by the anal tergite, lamina subanalis and two laminae adanales (Fig.

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