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Millipede

Sigmoria sp.

Description:

2 1/4" inch long attractively striped brown cream & pink millipede.

Notes:

I found this guy in the earth of a hole I was digging to plant a tree.

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8 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thank you Derek!

Latimeria
Latimeria 8 years ago

This may be in the genus Sigmoria, but I can't be 100% sure from a photo.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Millipedes don't bite so I have no problem handling them - centipedes can give a nasty nip though so I leave them well alone! :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

So big! I ain't touching that! HA!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

I will have to give that a try! :)

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

It's a shame you didn't put it under UV light, it's even prettier then. ;)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Latimeria! This was the closest I could find on bugguide but I would appreciate the correct ID! It is the prettiest millipede I've seen!

Latimeria
Latimeria 9 years ago

Karen, I don't think you have the correct ID for this millipede. The page you linked to is to a millipede in a different order, Spirobolida. This millipede is in the Order Xystodesmida, denoted by the paranota (the wing-looking structures coming out above the legs). I believe I've found this millipede in the past few months actually. I'll upload some pictures soon and get back to you on the ID--yell at me if I don't soon!

KarenL
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KarenL

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Dec 17, 2011
Submitted on Dec 17, 2011

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