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Millipedes

Marbled orbweaver

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Goldenrod crab spider

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 1 - 1 1/2 inches long

Description: Brown or gray with a cylindrical body and up to 400 very short legs. Can curl up if disturbed.

Where/When: Can be found in a variety of habitats, such as under leaves, logs, loose bark, and mulch, especially in shady, moist areas, from spring to fall.

Significance: Beneficial as a recycler of decaying organic matter. Does not harm people or plants. Can sometimes be a nuisance indoors.

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