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Photo © patrick062011, all rights reserved
1350 E Atwater, Detroit, Michigan, US (Google, OSM)
42.330248, -83.031306
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Description

This centipede was found on one of the railings near the wetland interpretive sign

Jun. 18, 2012 16:36:21 -0400
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Centipedes - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
patrick062011's ID: Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Posted by patrick062011 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
bob-dodge's ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
Posted by bob-dodge over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Note that with enlargement you can see a pair of legs on each side for each segment of the body. Millipedes also tend to have hard shelled bodies.

Posted by bob-dodge over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Flat-backed Millipedes - Photo (c) João Coelho, some rights reserved (CC BY)
biosam's ID: Flat-backed Millipedes (Order Polydesmida)
Posted by biosam over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Yes, these are flat-backed millipedes (the largest order of millipedes).

Posted by biosam over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Centipedes - Photo (c) Mick Talbot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
patrick062011's ID: Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Myriapods - Photo (c) Animalparty, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Myriapods (Subphylum Myriapoda)
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Flat-backed Millipedes - Photo (c) João Coelho, some rights reserved (CC BY)
biosam's ID: Flat-backed Millipedes (Order Polydesmida)
Millipedes - Photo (c) Matt Reinbold, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
bob-dodge's ID: Millipedes (Class Diplopoda)
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