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American giant millipede

Narceus americanus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Spotted on a trail at Chinquapin mountain.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thank you Ashley for nominating this spotting.

AshleyT
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!

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Arkansas, USA

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

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