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Photo © shillingsean6, all rights reserved
Matanzas Creek, Santa Rosa, California, US (Google, OSM)
38.4174196562, -122.6587267501
Accuracy: 5m
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Found in the water next to the dead rat I found earlier.

May. 01, 2012 16:42:16 -0700
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Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
protecthabitat's ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
Posted by protecthabitat over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
mbarton's ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
Posted by mbarton over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Nice millipede! Caterpillars are insects, which means they have six legs (although they can have up to 10 pro-legs in back, which help them hold onto things) and three body parts (although this is hard to see sometimes). Millipedes are not insects--they have a lot more legs, and a lot more body segments. Each body segment has two pairs of legs instead of one pair like centipedes, and their bodies are rounded rather than flat.

I think it might be the Rusty Millipede (Trigoniulus corallinus), a species introduced to the US from Asia, but I'm not really a millipede gal, so I'm not comfortable saying for sure.

Posted by mbarton over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
shillingsean6's ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
Posted by shillingsean6 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
shillingsean6's ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
Community ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
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