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A question for Bugdoctor or anyone who can help

Posted by milehighgirl CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B (My Page) on
Fri, May 23, 14 at 23:03

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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RE: A question for Bugdoctor or anyone who can help

I'm not able to zoom in to the photos. Sent you a PM to maybe see them better through direct email.
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RE: A question for Bugdoctor or anyone who can help

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


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