A question for Bugdoctor or anyone who can help

milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)May 23, 2014

I have had issues with my asparagus. I dug around the soil and found "worms". I don't think they are wireworms, but I can't figure out what they are.

The first picture is of what looks like pupa to me.

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bugdoctor(5 CO)

I'm not able to zoom in to the photos. Sent you a PM to maybe see them better through direct email.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 12:37AM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

Bugdoctor, thanks for the help!

They are apparently millipedes. I've never seen so many before but I guess it's just because of all the rain we've had. At least I feel more comfortable replanting my asparagus bed now. I've never seen these use any of there "pedes", but they did look like a long, skinny version of a pill bug.

Apparently the pupae in the photo are not related to the presence of the millipedes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Millipedes, Centipedes and Sowbugs

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 7:52PM
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