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Generally elongate arthropods with two pairs of legs on each body segment. Relatively slow-moving and feeding on living and dead plant matter.


Land-living crustaceans with 7 pairs of walking legs. Although terrestrial, most still require damp habitats. Most live as scavengers in decaying vegitation. About 30 species are native to Britian.

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