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Black and Yellow Flat Millipede

Apheloria virginiensis

Description:

A 2-3 inch black millipede with yellow bands separating each segment along its back. Very bright yellow legs and a dark brown/black colored head.

Notes:

Found underground near the foundation of an old rotting shed.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Black and Yellow Flat Millipede
Apheloria virginiensis Genus Apheloria - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

AshleyAkers
AshleyAkers 11 years ago

Wow thanks guys. Don't worry I don't have any plans to eat any kind of bugs anytime soon lol

Yasser
Yasser 11 years ago

Great series of photos Ashley! Wonderful details. Michael's ID suggestion is right on the money so feel free to update your spotting with his added info.

MichaelFulbright
MichaelFulbright 11 years ago

These millipedes are know to produce Hydrogen Cyanide....so don't eat them! Sometimes you can smell the slight almond smell.

AshleyAkers
Spotted by
AshleyAkers

Pratt, West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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