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American giant millipede

Narceus americanus


These large millipedes can reach lengths of 100 mm. This is there defensive reaction when threatened, they sometimes curl up or release a noxious liquid that contains large amounts of benzoquinones which can cause dermatological burns.


Spotted on a trail at Chinquapin mountain.

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Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Ashley for nominating this spotting.

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2018
Submitted on Sep 26, 2018

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