I bought a tropical plant at Walmart today and when I was transplanting it to a pot we found this little millipede inside. I looked on the net but couldn’t find anything that looked like him/her. Can you tell me what it is? I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Is this native to Canada? If not, should I release it?
What a lovely Millipede. We are not sure if it is exotic or Canadian. We do not recognize. We would not recommend releasing it until you are sure. Try a local Natural History Museum and we will try additional research on our end.
Update: (01/20/2008) Millipede IDs
10/9/05 . An introduced representative of the tropical family Rhinocricidae (Spirobolida), introduced to Canada where it cannot survive outdoors in winter.
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Science