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Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
March 22, 2007
Size: ~3cm

Images of this individual: tag all
millipede millipede millipede

Moved from Julida.

Thanks Rowland
Now I'll try to take pictures of the tail end too.

With those striations
might this also be Ophyiulus pilosus?

but I never took a shot of the rear end, and in Tony's picture of Ophyiulus pilosus that seemed to be one thing to look at.

Well maybe Dr Shelley will comment
the next time he sees this exchange!

This is an introduced Europea
This is an introduced European species of the family Julidae, order Julida. It could be Ophyiulus pilosus or one of the 6-8 or so species of Cylindroiulus that have been introduced into North America, there is no way to tell from these photos. O.p. has a long, spine-like "epiproct" at the caudal end of the body that protrudes behind all the segments,which is the easy way to distinguish this species; Cylindroiulus lacks this. Rowland Shelley, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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