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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

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Brachyiulus

What are these? - Brachyiulus Small millipede - Brachyiulus Millipede - Brachyiulus Tiny millipede - Brachyiulus Another millipede.  Any hope of ID?  TIA - Brachyiulus Parajulidae? Bollmaniulus? - Brachyiulus Millipede? - Brachyiulus Brachyiulus NJ March - 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