CASUAL INSECTS

Millipede

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Description:


The millipede is a myriapod with a cylindrical and robust body, from a very dark brown to black and has 2 pairs of articulated legs with each ring. It measures between 20 mm and 60 mm long.

Food:


The millipede is detritivorous, so it feeds generally feeds on dead and/or decaying organic matter, usually plants, but also dead insects.

Habits:


The millipede prefers damp places such as the thatch of the lawn, flower beds, under stones, piles of wood and all other objects that can keep a high humidity.

Reproduction:

The female lays between 20 and 300 eggs in the cavities of the soil or among the decaying organic matter.