Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Polyxenidae

Soft millipede, Polyxenidae - Polyxenus lagurus Mother-lode of tufted millipedes - Polyxenus lagurus ID? - Polyxenus lagurus Isopod? - Polyxenus Polyxenus Millipedes - Polyxenus Polyxenus sp.? - Polyxenus Bristly millipedes on top surface of water container - Polyxenus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polyxenida (Bristly Millipedes)
Family Polyxenidae
Other Common Names
Pincushion millipedes, bristle millipedes, fuzzy millipedes
Numbers
6 species in 2 genera in our area. (1)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
Richard L. Hoffman. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications.