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awoliver
Camrose
Canada

June 12, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9556678

Can someone please give me the scientific name for this variety of millipede.

They were cleaning up several garlic bulbs which had diseased. Millipedes are about 1 centimeter long; less than a millimeter wide; have retractable horns; and are segmented with at least a pair of legs on each segment.

Thanks.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 13, 2013
8:06 AM

Post #9557453

Your critter may be a centipede, as millipedes generally have 2 pair of legs per segment. below is some info for you.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/millipede

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/environment-environnement/pesticides/sowbug-cloportes-eng.php

http://johnfowler.photoshelter.com/gallery/Centipedes-Millipedes/G0000qY4.Q0eydgk/P0000puGGaz5eKxo


It does resemble the Geophilomorpha family of soil centipedes

http://bugguide.net/node/view/21

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