millipede

(Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

millipede (Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus)

 

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NNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Widely distributed

Flight/Season

Year-round

Habitat

Open areas near humans, urban areas, gardens

Size

Total Length: ¾ to 13 16

Photo by Alfredo Colon

Identification

Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus is a large millipede native to western and northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the United Kingdom. Human activities have greatly contributed to the dispersal of this species. Its range continues to expand east and southeast in Europe. It was recently found for the first time in Hungary. It was introduced into North America and now occurs across northern United States and southern Canada.

Adults are ¾ to 13 16 long, and cylindrical, not flattened. The head is large and rounded, not beak-shaped. Simple eyes (ocelli) are present. The face has a short vertical groove (suture) on top that does not extend to the upper lip (labrum).

There are more than 32 body segments (rings), and each ring is covered with a hard, rigid, body wall. The rings are brownish-black with bronze-colored edges. Young specimens have a whorl of hairs (setae) at the back margin of each ring. There is no longitudinal groove on top (dorsal groove), and there are no lateral extensions (paranota) on each ring. The last body segment (telson) does not have a pointed projection.

On males, the legs on the first segment are short and hook-like.

 
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No Common Name
This species has no common name. The common name of the Class Diplopoda is millipedes, and is applied here for the sake of convenience.


Taxonomy

Class:

Diplopoda (millipedes)

 

Subclass:

Helminthomorpha

 

Order:

Julida

 

Superfamily:

Paeromopodoidea

 

Family:

Julidae

 
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Glossary

Ocellus

Simple eye; an eye with a single lens. Plural: ocelli.

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Snake Millipede, Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus
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Found in moth trap and identified 31/5/13

 
     

 

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  Julid Millipede Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus crossing a patio
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Published on Apr 21, 2018

OK, a confession. It was entirely unnecessary to have side-illuminated this film of a (presumed) Julid Millipede Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus (a species with almost as many letters in its scientific name as legs), but having put the torch on the ground whilst preparing to film it struck me that having the shadow as an integral part of the film would make it more interesting. With this mischief in mind I make no apology for showing the fascinating undulating leg-movements of this creature by projection! I don't know much about diplopods so I hope that the identification is correct (over to you, experts!).

 
     
  Annelies van Klinken - Brede Kronkel – Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus
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Published on Apr 23, 2018

 
     
  Millipede (Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus) Prague Zoo מרבה רגליים אירופאי
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Published on Oct 4, 2015

מרבה רגליים צולים בגן החיות בפראג, אין יותר מידע על המין הזה אם יש לכם תרשמו לי בתגובות ואני אערוך את התאור ?

Google Translation: There are no more information about this species if you have any comments on me and I will do the description?

 
     

 

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Alfredo Colon
7/29/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

millipede (Cylindroiulus caeruleocinctus)


Alfredo Colon
6/14/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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