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Millipede - Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus

Millipede - Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
March 1, 2009
Size: small
Found in wet decaying leaves, mostly Black Oak.

No antenna - I don't know if that rules out centipedes.

Moved from Julidae.

It is the introduced European
It is the introduced European family Julidae (order Julida) for sure, but almost surely not Julus itself, whose one introduced species is rarely encountered in North America. It is more likely a species of Cylindroiulus, with 7-8 or so species in North America; judging from the rather "fat" body proportions as opposed to longer and more slender, I suspect it to be Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus (Wood, 1864), which is common in the northeastern states where this milliped is from. Rowland Shelley

Thanks so much Roland for the updated ID and added info.

to everyone for helping with IDing this little Millipede.

Looks like a millipede.
Too many legs for a centipede, and the body seems round in cross-section like a millipede rather than flat like a centipede. Not very scientific I know.

From Rod Crawford:
"Diplopoda, Julida, Julidae, probably one of the introduced Julus spp."

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