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Species Blaniulus guttulatus - Spotted snake millipede

Skinny Little Millipede - Blaniulus guttulatus Ghostly white millipede? - Blaniulus guttulatus Little Spotted Millipede - Blaniulus guttulatus Young Millipede? - Blaniulus guttulatus Millipede - Blaniulus guttulatus Diplopoda - Blaniulus guttulatus centi-mille-pede - Blaniulus guttulatus Julid, Blaniulus guttulatus? - Blaniulus guttulatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Julida
Family Blaniulidae
Genus Blaniulus
Species guttulatus (Spotted snake millipede)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blaniulus guttulatus (Fabricius), 1798
Julus guttulatus Fabricius, 1798
Blaniulus guttulatus Gervais, 1836
Size
8-14mm long, .4-.7mm in diameter.
Identification
Eyes absent. Body color is pale whitish to cream, with blood red spots on the side, representing defensive glands(1). Body narrow, about the width of a pencil lead.
Remarks
Introduced from Western Europe. Widespread and ubiquitous in many parts of the world, including throughout North America.(2)
Works Cited
1.Millipedes: Keys and notes for the identification of the species
J. Gordon Blower. 1985. E.J. Brill/Dr. W. Backhuys.
2.Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
Richard L. Hoffman. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications.