Can someone please identify this ~5 cm long arthropod? I've been finding one of these every 2-3 days inside my apartment ever since rainy season started here in Mumbai (June).

The bulb portion is its head. The arthropod is capable of climbing walls.


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Video of the worm (shot while brooming the floor. Hence the dirt) https://imgur.com/a/0FZv3eQ

By the way, I've seen it 6 times in the last 2-3 weeks. Except once when I saw it on the bathroom floor, all other instances were during night time. So perhaps this is some sort of a nocturnal creature?

  • $\begingroup$ It looks like a centipede. Can you confirm how does it move? $\endgroup$
    – MarioZ
    Jun 29 '20 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ I've edited my post with a video link. Please check. $\endgroup$
    – Limpy
    Jun 29 '20 at 18:47
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE! In the future please edit your post to include all essential information (e.g. size in this case) — comments are ephemeral and so should not be used to covey information important for understanding or answering the question. Also note that this is almost certainly a millipede rather than a worm. ——— Please also take the tour and then go through the help pages starting with How to Ask questions effectively on this site. Thanks! 😊 $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Jun 29 '20 at 23:26

I'm pretty sure It's a millipede from the Julida order, that includes 750 species distributed in the northern hemisphere.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julida Unidentified Parajulidae


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