It was in the bathroom, 2cm in lenght (or so). It has two small antenas on the head. I live on Balkan peninsula, inland.

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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a millipede, maybe a centipede. I can't count the legs. $\endgroup$
    – user137
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 15:18

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That is a European Millipede.

european millipede

I found this picture by searching European Millipede. Obviously there are different types - and this is the one you have. Here is a wiki link I found: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylindroiulus

I think your specifically is a Cylindroiulus britannicus


  • $\begingroup$ do you have any reference to add; what made you think that this is a european millipede? $\endgroup$
    – Ebbinghaus
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ Sure. I will edit the post. $\endgroup$
    – Roger
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ Why would C. britannicus be in the Balkans? I couldn't find a habitat range for the species, but its name would suggests otherwise. $\endgroup$
    – March Ho
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 11:33
  • $\begingroup$ @MarchHo- I think they were imported somehow. I am not sure, but I can look that up. $\endgroup$
    – Roger
    Commented May 13, 2016 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ It is certainly a millipede, but I doubt it is C. britannicus. They live in natural habitat, like forest floors. In the balkan, greece and cyprus, there is a millipede that commonly lives near and in houses, I have encountered it often. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find the name (yet). $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 12:14

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