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bristly millipede - Polyxenus lagurus

bristly millipede - Polyxenus lagurus
Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
February 1, 2016
Size: up to 3.5 mm w/bristles
Gathered under bark of fallen red maple limb in wet woods S of York Brook. Larger image.

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Curious
I'm not as familiar with Bristly millipedes, but I am curious how you ID'd to species level?

 
re: Curious
The species epithet means "rabbit tail", which matches numerous web photos from Europe and US. This is likewise the only sp. present in New England, according to BugGuide.

Not exactly a definitive ID, but I thought close enough.

 
Cool
Sounds good to me. I have yet to encounter any here in Ohio, I'll keep looking!

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