Can anyone identify this ?

  • 17 Replies
  • 4110 Views
*

vegmandan

  • Guest
Can anyone identify this ?
« on: May 02, 2008, 19:54 »
I have literally thousands of these all around my veg plot,they grow upto about an inch long.

They only seem to eat decaying plant matter and don't harm any growing plants.

I just haven't got a clue what they are.

Perhaps the larval stage of some kind of beetle ?

Any thoughts.



« Last Edit: April 15, 2009, 22:54 by Aunt Sally »

*

weeeed

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
  • 533
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 20:03 »
Are they a form of milipede? Sorry if I'm wrong cos what we grew up with were huge things. They look pretty creepy don't you think? :o  :shock:
I know less today than I did yesterday, and I knew nothing then!

*

gobs

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Chesterfield, UK
  • 8456
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 20:11 »
Yes some millipede of the plenty of them. Don't know no names. :lol:
"Words... I know exactly what words I'm wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around." R Dahl

*

Noah'strolly

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • 170
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 20:33 »
I've got a few of these too.

*

crackedflowerpots

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: East london
  • 552
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 20:35 »
they are without a doubt MULTI-LEGUS THINGAMAJIGUS :roll:  (its a friday evening dont expect much sense from me :wink: )
if it grows, it grows! if it doesnt ,, ah well .. there's always next year. :-)

*

GrannieAnnie

  • Grandmother of the Forums
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Lincolnshire
  • 21087
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 20:35 »
Brian said it looks like a young millipede!

*

Hawthorne

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • 94
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008, 21:18 »
Another vote for millipede - two legs per segment = millipede, one per segment = centipede!

*

Aunt Sally

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Sunny Kent
  • 17292
  • Everyone's Aunty
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008, 21:20 »
Aunty votes millipede too. Two sets of legs per segment.
Find more about Weather in Maidstone, UK

*

sawnee

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
  • 478
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008, 21:26 »
Im no expert on minibeasts but an inch long seems a bit big for a millipede and the ones I have seen are very nearly black,looks more like a centipede to me  :?
I must be wrong, legs per segment  :shock:  wouldnt have a clue about this bit :wink:
"You must cut down the mightiest Oak of the forest,with a ......... Herring!"
(Holy Grail)

*

vegmandan

  • Guest
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 21:48 »
I've just found out It's a flat backed millipede,after suggestions it was a millipede and googling it :D .

Only lives off dead vegetable matter except It has a liking for strawberries and lupin roots apparently.

So It doesn't seem a major pest,I'll just leave 'em be.

*

Vegpot

  • New Member
  • *
  • 30
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 21:49 »
Hi
I've seen both the black shiny millipedes and these browner ones, I think they're just different types.

*

sawnee

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Gravesend Kent
  • 478
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2008, 22:15 »
Quote from: "vegmandan"

Only lives off dead vegetable matter except It has a liking for strawberries and lupin roots apparently.

So It doesn't seem a major pest,I'll just leave 'em be.

Unless you are a strawberry or lupin plant me thinks :wink:
Must be time for bed my typing is starting to get dyslexic :wink:

*

Noah'strolly

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • 170
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2008, 07:30 »
Thanks, I was wondering what they were.

*

kezlou

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Middlesbrough, North East
  • 885
Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2008, 20:48 »
I have them all over my garden too well patch of mud. I'd leave them alone they ate lots of weeds last year. It was great, they left my salad leaves and went straight for the dandelions.  :D
Who needs a guard-dog when you can have cats for guards!

Re: Can anyone identify this ?
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 22:35 »
yes, the photo you show is a Millipede as far as I can tell from my reaserch on the internet. I too have thousands and thousands in my 40ft x 40ft walled garden. The guy next door says he also has them . I find them everywhere , under plant pots and stones and even under plants and in the roots . They are eating and destroying some of my flower plant by having a go at the roots.
For some reason they all seemed to arrive through last year . At first it was difficult to identify them as they were slightly smaller and with no legs or very much shorter legs and some of them had a slight / faint dusky pink to the normal grey/brown. I now believe these are the less developed Lavae . Now spring is here they have all developed now into the adult and identification is easier. As to how to be rid of them , Im'e unsure but Is e eplenty of stuff available in USA but not here in UK. I think I will try a dilution of Jayes fluid and spray around over the comming months but I don't think it will rid me of the ones deeper in the soil. I'll keep at it though as they are a real pest . Some gardening sites say they are not a real problem and to leave them alone but I think they are talking about if you have just a few here and there . What we have is a serious infestation . Almost a plague ....... good luck.



xx
identify this?

Started by sazzy123 on Grow Your Own

7 Replies
2123 Views
Last post September 20, 2008, 22:27
by gobs
clip
Can you identify this

Started by ches on Grow Your Own

4 Replies
687 Views
Last post August 29, 2019, 12:47
by ches
xx
Identify this?

Started by Lawrence on Grow Your Own

5 Replies
1277 Views
Last post July 15, 2012, 16:48
by Lawrence
xx
Could anyone identify this please?

Started by Dai on Grow Your Own

9 Replies
2234 Views
Last post March 15, 2013, 08:21
by Salmo
 

Page created in 0.288 seconds with 35 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |