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Flat-backed Millipede

Apheloria virginiensis corrugata


Large millipede with a more flattened appearance. Dark with bright yellow and orange on the margins of the segments. Bright yellow underside and legs. Rolls up when threatened and will exude a foul-tasting and sometimes irritating liquid (to deter predators).


Temperate forest/campground area. Pocahontas State Park, Virginia.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2015
Submitted on Jun 15, 2015

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