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Millipedes

Insect

(Diplopoda)
Millipedes
Appearance

Adult : Slow crawling, dark-brown long cylindrical body with many legs, 25-100mm long.

Life Cycle

Found in dark, damp locations with abundant organic matter (food). When disturbed, they curl up into “C” shape, remaining motionless. Usually found if there is a garden or plants in the house - especially in balconies or verandahs under pots etc. May infest basements and other damp, dark areas in the house. They cause no harm apart from emitting a foul smelling fluid, but can be confused with centipedes.Found in dark, damp locations with abundant organic matter (food). When disturbed, they curl up into “C” shape, remaining motionless. Usually found if there is a garden or plants in the house -  especially in balconies or verandahs under pots etc. May infest basements and other damp, dark areas in the house. They cause no harm apart from emitting a foul smelling fluid, but can be confused with centipedes.

Notes

Found in dark, damp locations with abundant organic matter (food). When disturbed, they curl up into “C” shape, remaining motionless. Usually found if there is a garden or plants in the house -  especially in balconies or verandahs under pots etc. May infest basements and other damp, dark areas in the house. They cause no harm apart from emitting a foul smelling fluid, but can be confused with centipedes.