What is this small millipede eating seeds and roots?
Hi I have a small soil pest which looks like a coiled up worm about 15mm long. It has legs though, so it more like a small millipede. I have looked in lots of websites and cannot identify it. It seems to eat seeds and brassica roots. Can you help with identification and if it is eating seed and roots can I control it? Regards Chris Messenger
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Spotted Snake Millipede Blaniulus guttulatus. The red spots down the sides are stink glands (ozadenes). This millipede may be more common in caves during winter when the colder temperatures encourage the millipede to go deeper into the soil.