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The black Portuguese millipede is emerging as a sporadic but damaging pest of broadacre agriculture, particularly canola, while high populations of slaters have damaged some crops in recent years... Black Portuguese millipedes (left) and slaters (right) generally feed on organic matter their populations and the incidence of crop attack has increased in recent years... In south-eastern Australia, slaters have caused damage to wheat, oats, canola, lentils and pastures...
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