@revivedbadger submitted: I saw this red milipede crawling around at the great smoky mountains national park. Ive never seen a red one before!
Ohhhh what a great, stylish outfit! I love this pede. I won’t try to ID a species, there are too many similar-looking polydesmid millipedes in that area.
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Well, this greenhouse millipedes (Oxidus gracilis) are definitely not practicing social distancing, but I suppose I cannot blame them since this photo was taken last June :-). They had *no idea* what was coming, and neither did we...
Hat tip to @speciesofleastconcern for the id!
DHNW / Diplopoda Polydesmida
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Feb 24, 2017. Night hike at Lockhart State Park.
Millipede legs glow under blacklight.
Fuzzy caterpillar is fuzzy.
Do you have millipedes as pets??
Yes!! I have three.
Two Julidas and one Polydesmida. They are all babieessss
I’ve been making a little vivarium as a fun thing to do and it’s finally complete :0
Size: 5.5 gal zilla critter cage
Substrate: EcoEarth coconut fiber, unscented aspen shavings, dried leaf litter, miscellaneous twigs/bark, and sphagnum moss. Occasionally supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables, and crushed egg shells for calcium.
Moisture: misted with tap water once per day
1 Giant North American Millipede (Narceus americanus)
1 Bumblebee millipede (Anadenobolus monilicornis)
1 Oregon millipede (Tylobolus uncigerus)
1 Eastern Hercules beetle larvae (Dynastes tityus)
Approximately 20 Greenhouse millipedes (Oxidus gracilis)
Various isopods (pill and sow bugs) (approx 1-2 dozen)
1 flat-back millipede (species unknown, order Polydesmida)
This is what I’m starting out with, the species with sufficient populations might start breeding if they like their home enough :0 But I’m keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get overrun. I hope the beetle grub grows up big and strong too
@evilferretoverlord-blog submitted: Some funky lil friends. I'm wondering who they are. The spider hails from Denver CO and the centipede? Millipede? Long friend? Was spotted in Greensboro NC.
Funky pals indeed! The spider is a California flattened jumper and the millipede is a flat-backed millipede in Polydesmida, but there are too many similar-looking species to tell you which one it is for sure other than probably the genus Apheloria :)
Bug of the Day
Sorry for the unexpected BotD break, the past two days were so very politically charged, it felt weird to post anything else.
Anyway, here’s a cool little millipede I found on the side of my house last June. Thanks to Derek Hennen for identifying it as a greenhouse millipede, Oxidus gracilis.
Diplopoda Polydesmida / DHNW
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Polydesmidae, I found this millipede under big piece od bark
@time-for-bees submitted: Went on a little hike along the Columbia River gorge and saw Him!!! I've never seen a guy like this before!
A long flat friend! It’s a flat-backed millipede in Polydesmida, likely Harpaphe haydeniana in that area :)