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flat-backed millipede


Five centimeters long, with bright yellow-orange bands on the hind portion of each segment.


Found on the forest floor of a second-growth, hardwood forest with a well-developed understory of young trees.


I suspect this may be one of the Apheloria viginiensis millipedes, but I don't have the knowledge to confirm this identification. I am uncertain as to how to distinguish species of millipedes.

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 9 years ago

Cool! This looks a lot like one I found last year.

Doren B
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Doren B

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 26, 2014
Submitted on Apr 30, 2014

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