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Flat-backed Millipede, Kentucky Flat Millipede

Apheloria virginiensis corrugata


Large black and yellow millipede with pairs of yellow legs


Woodland, yard


I find these colorful millipedes every spring and summer in the leaf litter. Some millipedes emit liquid secretions of hydrogen cyanide gas through microscopic pores, so always wash your hands after handling.

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Corning, Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.60, Long: -82.09

Spotted on Jul 28, 2005
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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