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Unknown larva - Polyxenus lagurus

Unknown larva - Polyxenus lagurus
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 17, 2012
Size: a few millimtres
Very small, agile, crawls upward on walls, drops immediately as a defensive response. Found inside house and on outside walls. Many pupae in cocoons (comprised of silk and granular debris) along underside of soffit of house. I am assuming the pupae are of the larvae, given the larvae are all climbing to the ceiling/soffit of the house.

Moved from Polyxenidae.

Polyxenus lagurus (L., 1758).
Polyxenus lagurus (L., 1758).

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like a millipede

If you can get some closeups, these would be our first postings from Canada.

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