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North American Millipede

Narceus americanus

Description:

It has a nearly cylindrical gray body, reaching a length of 4 inches (100 mm). When threatened, they sometimes curl up or release a noxious liquid that contains large amounts of benzoquinones which can cause dermatological burns. This fluid may irritate eyes or skin.

Notes:

Our first American spotting!


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Noe and Pili
Spotted by
Noe and Pili

New York, USA

Lat: 42.39, Long: -76.67

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Oct 7, 2012

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