Photo by Melody

Flat-backed Millipede (Oxidus gracilis)

Order: Polydesmida
Family: Paradoxosomatidae
Genus: Oxidus
Species: gracilis


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Fort Valley, Georgia
Gainesville, Georgia
Plain Dealing, Louisiana
Cole Camp, Missouri

By Xenomorf
Thumbnail #1 of Flat-backed Millipede (Oxidus gracilis) by Xenomorf

Member Notes:

Negative bk540 On Aug 17, 2009, bk540 from Fort Valley, GA wrote:

These millepeds have come out in mass, climbing all over the outside of my home. They gather in groups in corners and along edges. They hide under potted plants. Do not like daylight and tend to hide during the day, coming out at night and early morning. If they get in the house they tend to die along the edge of the baseboards. Due to the quantity I had to call the pest guy to spray. He said he had never seen so many. We have never had so many.

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