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  1. garden centipede, garden symphilid, symphilid, Scutigerella immaculatanoun

    minute arthropod often infesting the underground parts of truck-garden and greenhouse crops


  1. garden centipede

    Symphylans, also known as garden centipedes or pseudocentipedes, are soil-dwelling arthropods of the class Symphyla in the subphylum Myriapoda. Symphylans resemble centipedes, but are very small, non-venomous, and only distantly related to both centipedes and millipedes. They can move rapidly through the pores between soil particles, and are typically found from the surface down to a depth of about 50 centimetres (20 in). They consume decaying vegetation, but can do considerable harm in an agricultural setting by consuming seeds, roots, and root hairs in cultivated soil. Juveniles have six pairs of legs, but over a lifetime of several years, they add an additional pair at each moult so an adult instar usually has twelve pairs of legs. Most adult symphylans have twelve leg pairs, but the first pair is absent or vestigial in some species (e.g., those in the genus Symphylella), so adults in a few species have only eleven leg pairs. Symphylans lack eyes. Their long antennae serve as sense organs. They have several features linking them to early insects, such as a labium (fused second maxillae), an identical number of head segments and certain features of their legs.About 200 species are known worldwide.


  1. garden centipede

    A garden centipede is a type of arthropod that belongs to the class Chilopoda, which includes various types of centipedes. These creatures typically live in gardens or other damp environments and have numerous leg pairs, with one pair per body segment. Their bodies consist of many segmented parts, and they are carnivorous, feeding on various insects and other small animals. Despite their sometimes frightening appearance, they are generally considered beneficial because they help control pest populations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garden centipede in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garden centipede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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