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Garden Millipede

Oxidus gracilis


Dark brown millipede with pale cream-colored legs.


Found climbing on a wall outside the local botanical gardens.


Although millipedes are often called "thousandleggers," they actually have far fewer legs, but each body segment has two pairs of very short legs. When disturbed, millipedes often curl up into a "C" shape and remain motionless. Other names for the Garden Millipede are: Greenhouse Millipede, Hothouse Millipede, Short-flange Millipede.

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Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Spotted on Jun 20, 2021
Submitted on Sep 28, 2021

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