larvae crawl on basement floor. Some are also found on the first floor of the house. Lots of legs--I also thought they became "rolly polys" but never knew for sure what they were either.enter image description here

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Those are not larvae, but adult millipedes. Myriopoda, Diplopoda. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millipede Here is a good link from the U of Minnesota on common arthropods in the basement. https://extension.umn.edu/insect-relatives/sowbugs-millipedes-and-centipedes

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