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Blaniulus guttulatus, spotted snake millipede is a species of millipede in the Blaniulidae family that can be found in Central and Western Europe (except for Portugal). It was introduced in North American coutntries such as the United States, Canada, Saint Helena, and Tristan da Cunha.
The species' males are 8–12 millimetres (0.31–0.47 in) long and 0.4 millimetres (0.016 in) wide but sometimes can be as long as 14 millimetres (0.55 in) and as wide as 0.6 millimetres (0.024 in). Females are larger ranging from 12–15 millimetres (0.47–0.59 in) by 0.5 millimetres (0.020 in) to 9–16 millimetres (0.35–0.63 in) by 0.7 millimetres (0.028 in). It is either whitish or cream coloured with bright red ozadenes. Metazonite setae is short.
It feeds on sugar beet crops. The species spends 3 years as a nymph following by overwintering. As soon as the snow thaws, they spent another year in such stage until they become adults. Adult males mature sooner than females.
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- John Gordon Blower (1985). Millipedes: Keys and Notes for the Identification of the Species. Linnaean Society of London. p. 116. ISBN 90-04-07698-0.