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Short-flange millipede

Oxidus gracilis


This millipede was found under a large rock. They are very common in central, to north Texas, and is widely distributed around the world. Greenhouse millipedes are thought to be native to Japan, but have been introduced globally. They are found in the tropics as well as temperate North and South America, and all of Europe. These millipedes achieve lengths of 18 to 23 mm (0.71 to 0.91 in) as adults, and widths from 2 to 2.5 mm (0.079 to 0.098 in).


In my garden, in Fort Worth, Texas. Semi suburban habitat

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Spotted on May 12, 2020
Submitted on May 13, 2020

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