I know that Bipedal locomotion would describe how beings like humans and ostriches get around.

Quadrupedal locomotion describes how beings like dogs and cats move around.

What about insects, specifically, a cockroach? I believe a cockroach has six “legs”, what would be the term used to describe that type of locomotion?


Hexapedal. From wiki > Hexapedal

Having six legs

Note that Hexapoda is a taxonomic group including insects and the smaller groups that are Collembola, Protura, and Diplura.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I actually searched that before the post. Based on the feedback from google, the subject must be A.) Highly complicated B.) Lacks much interest, or C.)All of the above. $\endgroup$ – Iam Pyre Oct 9 '17 at 0:39
  • $\begingroup$ What is the subject in your comment? I don't really understand your comment. Do you think 'hexapodal' is the word you were looking for? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Oct 9 '17 at 0:41
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the subject is “Hexapedal Locomotion “. Not much data $\endgroup$ – Iam Pyre Oct 9 '17 at 2:38
  • $\begingroup$ Oh do you just men the term is rarely used? Yes, I am sure it is very rarely used! $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Oct 9 '17 at 2:39
  • $\begingroup$ I’m an electronics hobbyists, and I’m enthusiastic about robotics. Wanted to know how much man understood about hexapedal motion. Doesn’t seem like much so far. $\endgroup$ – Iam Pyre Oct 9 '17 at 2:42

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