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millipede - Polyxenus lagurus

millipede - Polyxenus lagurus
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
September 20, 2008
Size: ~3mm
I came across several of these larva this afternoon. They moved very fast and looked almost like fat miniature millipedes.

Very cool.
I've never found one or seen one but now I want to.

I seem to find a lot of them (well, at least several) by our rock wall garden.

Moved from Polyxenus.

Believe it or not this is actually a millipede! Polyxenus millipedes are covered in protective hairs, much like a porcupine (well, not quite but you get the idea).

Could be
a Carpet Beetle larva.

In my experience they are fast.
I can barely understand how.

i was sure it's a carpet larva, too... fooled me big time!
nice shot!

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