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Flat-backed Millipede

Cherokia georgiana latassa


~5 cm long millipede with a flattened profile. Dark brown body with bright yellow saddles and yellow margins along the edges of the exoskeleton. Large yellow paired legs. Yellow ones are less common than those with a pinkish color. Fluoresces under UV light.


Very rural area in open area of mixed mesic woods where a house sits. Was found crawling onto sidewalk to the entry of the house.


Was not inclined to stay still nor did it curl up in defense as many species do.

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 2 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo, and a very colorful photo....

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2017
Submitted on Jan 28, 2018

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