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    The back lawn is infested with them.

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    Looks like caterpillars. We get millipedes but they are black.

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    Moth caterpillars or butterfly do you think?

    What would bring so many to our garden?
    There must be thousands.
    And if it's millipedes do I need to worry with the kids out there playing?
    DD is trying to pick them up.
    Excuse the questions, I'm Irish so I think everything here wants to kill us.

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    Millipedes do tend to appear in the ...millions.
    Harmless but kind of gross.

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    OK, that must be them then.

    I've just gotten over an infestation of pantry moths.
    My stomach isn't what it used to be, can't deal with the crawlie things anymore.

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    Moth caterpillars or butterfly do you think?

    What would bring so many to our garden?
    There must be thousands.
    And if it's millipedes do I need to worry with the kids out there playing?
    DD is trying to pick them up.
    Excuse the questions, I'm Irish so I think everything here wants to kill us.
    This is what the millipedes we get look like:

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    They are black, quite hard and when you touch them the roll up into like a snail shell shape (can't remember the word for it) but harmless. My kids pick them up all the time and put the outside. They range in size, the biggest I have seen is about 5-6cms.

    The ones in your picture look furry which is what makes me think they are caterpillars.

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    I reckon they're millipedes. Black and brown ones live in the garden and migrate in large quantities, especially after heavy rainfall.

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    Oh I really hope they're not caterpillars.
    It's going to get a lot more gross around here if they are.

    Stomach is doing flips looking this stuff up.

    I found a picture that looks like them, same size anyway although I didn't see the spots on the side.

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