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Flat-backed Millipede

Apheloria virginiensis


Black & yellow segmented body with yellow legs


Mountain forrest


He crawled out of the fire pit this morning

1 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack 11 years ago
Black and yellow millipede
Apheloria sp. Black and Yellow Millipede - Apheloria - BugGuide.Net

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1 Comment

hikerpat08 9 years ago

This millipede is used in wilderness identification, for adults and children alike. When held in the hand and shaken, it releases a hormone that smells similar to amaretto.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2012
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012

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