Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1806036
Polyxenus - Polyxenus lagurus

Polyxenus - Polyxenus lagurus
Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
April 26, 2020
Found in broom flower.

Downloaded a list of Millipedes of British Columbia from E-Fauna. List was extracted from:
Shelley, Rowland, M. 2002. The millipedes of central Canada (Arthropoda: Diplopoda), with reviews of the Canadian fauna and diplopod faunistic studies. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80: 1863-1875.

P. lagurus is the only Polyxenus species listed for BC. Not sure if that would still be relevant or if other species are also likely.

Moved tentatively
Moved from Millipedes.

I believe you are right, this is the most likely species.

Nice image, they are cool little millipedes.

 
Thanks, Jeff.
Have been looking for one for a while.

Couldn't believe how small it is.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.