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    Photos Oxidus Gracilis

    I baulked for a second when I first saw this, then realised that it wasn't a centipede - insects I do not particularly like!
    As luck would have it, it turned out to be Oxidus Gracilis, one of the flat-backed millipedes. Even though it's surfaced is slightly domed...

    It's a tropical millipede variety, now firmly established in greenhouses all over the country. Up to 23mm long, and 2.5mm wide, they have chestnut to black backs, with yellow keels or wings (the side bits!) Still hard to capture as all those legs mean they tend to move pretty much all the time.

    Venus lens, diffused Yongnuo M14EX ring flash.

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    Copyright: Paul Iddon - A View of the UK
    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/200 sec, ISO 100
    Flash: On, Fired

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    And then the escape route back to the darkness...

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    Paul.
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    Default Re: Oxidus Gracilis

    Earywigs arghhhh!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Oxidus Gracilis

    Quote Originally Posted by elephantsoup View Post
    Earywigs arghhhh!!!!!!!
    It's not an earwig - but I fookin hate then too!!!


    Paul.

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