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Flat Millipede


Forest floor. Mixed hardwoods.


Sweet almond smell when disturbed.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Flatbacked millipede
Apheloria virginiensis corrugata Subspecies Apheloria virginiensis corrugata - BugGuide.Net

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1 Comment

Latimeria 8 years ago

The almond smell is cyanide that the millipede secretes in defense. Harmless to humans to smell it, but don't eat it.

sam s
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sam s

Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 2, 2011
Submitted on May 2, 2011

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