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Millipede

Observed: 3rd October 2011 By: msac4
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

about an inch long

Identifications
  • millipede?
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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    • andyk
      London Natural History Society
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    Likely ID
    Cylindroiulus sp.
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Millipede

You are correct this is a millipede. A possible suggestion would be Tachypodoiulus niger which is often found in compost heaps. It coils up when threatened and is quite shiny in appearance. Up to approx 45mm long.

Clare Flynn