Viewing Families in the Order "Cephalostigmata" (Pseudocentipedes, Symphyla)

The order Cephalostigmata contains small bugs called symphyla or symphylans. Symphyla have 10 to 12 pairs of legs and long, flexible antennae. They are commonly referred to as pseudocentipedes due to their long, many-legged bodies, but are not closely related to true centipedes. One distinguishing feature of symphylans is their translucent exoskeleton. They can be found in soil, under rocks and in decaying wood. Pseudocentipedes are considered to be garden pests because they eat the roots of young plants.

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