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Millipedes in Hawaii

We received a question from a reader in Kauai, Hawaii about a creature with “little legs and antennas” that she found in a pile of tree mulch. (For the record, in the biological realm, the plural of “antenna” is “antennae,” which is confusing because for other uses of “antenna,” like for radios, the plural form is “antennas.”) The reader asked us for an identification, and we are virtually certain he found millipedes. Below we offer a few more details about millipedes and explain why we think this is what our reader found.