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Parajulid Millipede

Tribe Aniulini


6 photos. This tiny millipede is between 1-2 inches in length and very slim. I found it on the cold steel of the kitchen sink. Not wanting it to curl up and die there, I took it and placed it in a clay plant pot of basil next to a sunlit window. It immediately crawled up on the edge of the pot and began pacing up and down, dancing for my camera.


This one made its way into the house, but usually they are outside on the ground or under rocks or leaf litter.

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Brenda Hoffman
Brenda Hoffman 6 years ago

Latimeria, I see what you are talking about. Thank you for narrowing it down to the tribe.

Latimeria 6 years ago

This is a male in the tribe Aniulini. Unfortunately, I can't ID it any further without seeing the gonopods (sexual structures), which can be seen on the 7th segment in your photo--they replace the legs.

Brenda Hoffman
Brenda Hoffman 6 years ago

Thank you Maria. Same here, I've seen lots of these around, but never one raised up like that.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice spotting and description. It's not often that we see a millipede raised up like that!

Brenda Hoffman
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Brenda Hoffman

Cool, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Feb 8, 2015

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