Subject: insect found on back porch
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
December 15, 2013 6:14 pm
Is it possible to identify the insect in the picture
Signature: Gary T. Schenk
This is a Millipede, and it is not an insect. Insects have three pairs of legs and Millipedes, which belong to the class Diplopoda, have from 47 to 375 pairs of legs, according to BugGuide. Millipedes generally feed on decaying plant material. They roll into a ball to defend themselves as your one image illustrates.
Thank you very much
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