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Genus Brachyiulus

What are these? - Brachyiulus Another millipede.  Any hope of ID?  TIA - Brachyiulus Brachyiulus Brachyiulus Brachyiulus sp? - Brachyiulus Brachyiulus NJ March - Brachyiulus Brachyiulus millipede - Brachyiulus Parajulidae - Brachyiulus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Julida
Family Julidae
Genus Brachyiulus
Explanation of Names
Brachyiulus Berlese 1884
2 species are known from the US (B. pusillus & B. lusitanus)
The color pattern -- with a yellowish middorsal stripe that includes a narrow black line -- coupled with the fact that they came from an urban environment say conclusively that these are introduced European millipedes in the genus Brachyiulus; spp. can only be distinguished by details of the male genitalia or gonopods.
widely distributed by man across the US & Canada