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Millipede?

Description:

Black and red striped, thick bodied, 5-6"

Habitat:

woodlands

Notes:

I think I remember my professor saying this one smells like maraschino cherries and is venomous

1 Comment

Latimeria
Latimeria 7 years ago

This species does have chemical defenses, but they don't smell like maraschino cherries, usually that's attributed to millipedes in the family Xystodesmidae, such as Apheloria virginiensis corrugata, a millipede that occurs in your area. This millipede is Ohio's largest species, and its chemical defenses might stain your hand brown, but it won't harm you. Millipedes aren't venomous and can't even bite humans! Centipedes, on the other hand, are venomous.

Logan, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 12, 2011

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