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Millipede - Polyxenus

Millipede - Polyxenus
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
February 27, 2010
Size: ~2.25mm
With a small Bdellid mite.

Moved from Bristly Millipedes.

The mite in this awesome photo is a bdellid. Great shot of the two palp setae.

what a GORGEOUS image! Is thi
what a GORGEOUS image! Is this one of those 'furry' millipedes? I think I've seen the mite fellows eating're so blessed to be able to see the GROUND more or less critters (we're still under snow here in Kansas).

Fur or feathers. We had some snow, but it melted away some time ago. Not as many critters to shoot this winter as the previous two winters.

I've only seen three of these millipedes so far. I have more images of a larger one which I haven't submitted yet.

Looks like a marine creature...

[EDIT: Aha! I just saw the other images you submitted earlier. I guess I'm not the only one to think it looked aquatic. :-) Your photos are so inspiring!]

I was happy to get both creatures in focus just at the right moment as they were moving in different directions.

This one is particularly fascinating many of us have probably seen these tiny specks moving around inside wood --- without realizing their true beauty.

Thanks, Scott.

in a small universe between two layers of decaying bark. Just as beautiful as a distant spiral galaxy millions of light years away.

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