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It's a millipede, characterized by its rigid cylindrical shape and 2 sets of legs per body segment, lol. They belong to the arthropods of the world. They perform the invaluable & necessary task of breaking down bio matter into reusable compost - one of the decomposes. Centipedes on the other hand have a more flattened shape and are more flexible

29 Aug, 2019

 

Thanks BG. He's a beneficial! that's good! I put him back near where I found him. (He was on the blacktop.) Put him in a patch of nice clover at the roadside. I've seen the little black millipedes who are about an inch or so long, this is the first time I've seen one of this size.

2 Sep, 2019

 

He's a big one. So many different varieties, some are aquatic. Yes, they are very beneficial, they like to hide under rocks or logs, a dark moist environment, hidden from predators.

2 Sep, 2019

 

I've seen water snakes... I've even swum with them...but never a water millipede! Yikes!

2 Sep, 2019

 

They are very good for the environment. That's why when I so many of them I used to sweet them into the yard because I didn't want to kill them. The ones here were 10 to 12 inches long.

3 Sep, 2019

 

I can't imagine a foot long millipede!~ double Yikes! It is really nice to find "beneficials"...I took this one's picture immediately so I could go online and find out if it was friend or foe. seeing lots of monarch butterflies, finally.. and had a real hatch of woolly bear caterpillers. There are many mountain ash with lots of berries and all the old wives tales are pointing toward another long cold winter... sigh..

3 Sep, 2019

 

Well Hurricane Dorian made a U-turn and is heading back out to sea. Thank you Jesus 🙏

3 Sep, 2019



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