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Cambala annulata Millipede

Cambala annulata


Found under a rotting log. According to a local millipede expert: "This is Cambala annulata, one of our crested millipedes. It reaches its northern limits in Ohio... These millipedes secrete a yellow defensive chemical that can stain your fingers and smells strange, but otherwise they're harmless. They're usually found under logs, but can sometimes be found in leaf litter as well. They have a neat-looking linear patch of ocelli on either side of their head. Ohio has two species in the genus: C. annulata is found in southern Ohio, while C. minor is smaller and found in southwest Ohio." - D. Hannen


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Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2017
Submitted on May 29, 2017

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