Cylinder millipedes

As their common name implies, these millipedes have very rounded bodies.

They arc usually dull in color, although a few species may have either red or pale cream or brown spots. rouM,

• LlFF CYCLK Like all body sequent* millipedes, the females of this family typically lay their eggs in nests in soil. There arc usually seven nymphal stages.

• OCCl JKRFNCF Mainly in the Northern Hemisphere, especially Kuropc and Asia. In a variety of habitats, in soil and leaf litter and underneath stones and rotting wood. Some species may be found in caves and at high altitudes.

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Jl/UIS SPECIES are typical of millipedes in using their strong, stiff, body segments and many legs to push themselves through soil and leaf litter.

Order PolydksMIDA

Family PoLYDKSMIDAK

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white or yellow-orange margins to expansions in some speeies lateral expansions backward-pointing

brown coloration

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