Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images
- Egg: laid in spring and summer in holes in the ground.
- Juvenile: small juveniles emerge from the eggs. These have only a few segments and 3 pairs of legs. The first juvenile instars which develop feed on organic matter in the soil. After each moult, the number of segments increases. At the end of approximately one year, the adult stage is attained.
- Adult: prefers high atmospheric humidity and dislikes light. It is frequently found in leaf mould, recently made compost heaps and in soils rich in organic matter.
In dry conditions, attacks ripe strawberries, potatoes (*) , turnips and germinating beans.
Europe, America, Tasmania.
DE: Getüpfelter Tausendfuß ES: Milpies FR: Blaniule mouchetée IT: Millepiedi PT: Maria-café GB: Spotted snake millipede
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