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Spotted Snake Millipede (Blaniulus guttulatus)

Observed: 12th January 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
Spotted Snake Millipede (Blaniulus guttulatus)
Description:

Found under a paving stone. Can anyone confirm the ID, please?

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Centipede

Hard to tell for sure, would need a closer look to be positive. There are a number of millipedes that are spotted, some of which can look very similar to B. guttulatus... Boreoiulus tenuis and Archiboreoiulus pallidus being the main two. Though these tend to be spotted yellow to orange as opposed to blood red spots on B. guttulatus.

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Thanks, Christian

On a higher magnification the spots on the original certainly look red to me rather than yellow to orange. Pushes me further towards B. guttalatus.