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    • symphyles
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    • Zwergfüsser
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    • sinfilos
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    • Symphyla
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    • symphylans


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July 29, 2013 09:00 PM PDT


Felder Rd, Sonoma, California, US (Google, OSM)


Own class apart from insects! An arthropod, however.

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Description from Wikipedia

Symphylans, also known as garden centipedes or glasshouse symphylans, are soil-dwelling arthropods of the class Symphyla in the subphylum Myriapoda. Symphylans resemble centipedes, but are smaller and translucent. They can move rapidly through the pores between soil particles, and are typically found from the surface down to a depth of about 50 cm. They consume decaying vegetation, but can do considerable harm in an agricultural setting by consuming seeds, roots, and root hairs in cultivated soil.

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