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Millipedes: Diplopoda


Millipedes usually live in dark damp habitats, but Archispirostreptus syriacus and Orthoporus ornatus prefer dry habitats and live in deserts. Most species are under leaf litter, woodpiles, and stones. Soil dwellers are usually found in the top inch or two of soil. A few species climb trees. For example, some species of bristly millipedes live in the small cracks in tree bark. Although many millipedes are active at night, pill millipedes, such as Glomeris marginata, are usually active during the day.

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