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Garden Millipede

Oxidus gracilis

Description:

Dark brown millipede with pale cream-colored legs.

Habitat:

Found climbing on a wall outside the local botanical gardens.

Notes:

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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