Pests and Diseases forum: Help Identifying Millipede

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Nov 21, 2016 11:57 AM CST

I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the millipede shown in the pictures. I'm trying to figure out if they're harmful because I have seen a bunch in my soil.

Thank you!
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Name: Katie Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Nov 26, 2016 10:51 PM CST
Anyone have any guesses?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Nov 27, 2016 5:02 AM CST
I'm not sure that it's possible from photos. This web site gives some information about identification and says there are 10,000 species! It might help somewhat to know in what part of the world the ones in question are located.

I think I would assume they are doing the usual millipede thing and living primarily on decaying material unless there's some evidence to the contrary. They can sometimes be plant pests.

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