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What type of caterpillar is it ?

 
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Hello,

I am in Bali right now, taking care of a garden and I am looking for the name of this caterpillar (see picture). We have plenty of them in the garden and I don't know if they are good for the garden.

Thank you

Estelle

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Howdy Estelle, welcome to permies !

I believe It is actually a flat backed millipede.  Pictures here

Might have to do some more web searches to see what it does in your garden.
 
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Yeah i agree it is a millipede not a caterpillar.
 
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Good for the garden.  They eat mildew and decaying plant matter.  In both cases it reduces plant disease and recycles nutrients.
 
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