Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Order Julida

Millipede - Ophyiulus pilosus Small millipede Millipede - Cylindroiulus Black Paeromopus? - Paeromopus angusticeps Millipede - which Parajulidae? - Bollmaniulus Millipede - Oriulus venustus - male Cylindrical millipede - Ophyiulus pilosus Millipedes - Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Julida
Numbers
16 families worldwide.
9 families in North America (8 native, 1 introduced).
Size
10-120mm
Identification
Long, snake-like body. Eyes present. Often with fringe of setae around posterior end of body. Dorsal groove absent. Paranota absent. 1st pair of legs hook-like in males. 30-90 segments. Conspicuous grooves ("striae") on the segments in families Julidae and Paeromopodidae.