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Parajulid Millipede

Tribe Aniulini

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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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4 Comments

Brenda Hoffman
Brenda Hoffman 4 years ago

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

Latimeria
Latimeria 4 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 4 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 4 years ago

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

Brenda Hoffman
Spotted by
Brenda Hoffman

Cool, Texas, USA

Lat: 32.80, Long: -98.00

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

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