Polydesmus angustus (lode walk)

Description
It is up to 25 mm long and 4 mm wide, and has about 20 segments. This is a flattened, brownish millipede with off-white legs.
Similar Species
There are several very similar species which can only be confidently identified using a key and a microscope or good lens.
Habitat
Gardens and woodland, often found in dead wood, compost heaps and leaf litter.
When to see it
All year round.
Life History
Normally feeding on dead leaves and other rotting material, but also fond of soft fruit such as Strawberries.
UK Status
Widespread and common in Britain… naturespot

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