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Apheloria virginiensis corrugata
Large black and yellow millipede with pairs of yellow legs
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.
Spotted on Jul 28, 2005
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012