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Flat-backed Millipede Polydesmus angustus

As the following close ups reveal some millipedes do look like prehistoric monsters. The species depicted can be found hibernating untill deep in april. It is very difficult to wake it up. The other millipede species you can see on this page awake much earlier in spring time. The white animal may look like another species all together. But is is not! This animal just moulted and slowly the right colour will appear.