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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Millipedes

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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.


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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.

It does resemble the Geophilomorpha family of soil centipedes

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