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Flat-backed millipede

Observed: 16th June 2011 By: Al in Chester
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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    Likely ID
    flat back millipede (Polydesmus complanatus)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

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It's definitely a Polydesmus. What makes you think it might be P. complanatus (now known as P. angustus) as opposed to any of the other Polydesmus species?

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Polydesmus angustus/complanatus vs Polydesmus sp

Mark, no particular reason just that was the species name given in the book I looked at & NBN showed it was pretty common. I needed to give the scientific name for OU & couldn't find anywhere how the species are differentiated. I'm very much an amateur but would like to know what to look for in more detail. Thanks.