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Latimeria american giant millipede
american giant millipede commented on by Latimeria Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA5 years ago

This isn't Narceus americanus, but rather a millipede in the family Xystodesmidae. It's quite pretty too, I haven't seen one like this.

Latimeria Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Latimeria Kentucky, USA5 years ago

A species in the genus Pseudopolydesmus, one of the most common genera in the eastern US!

Latimeria Flat-Backed Millipede
Flat-Backed Millipede commented on by Latimeria Davenport, Iowa, USA5 years ago

This is a species in the genus Auturus. They're almost always found in rotting logs. Fluoresce under UV light too.

Latimeria Flat-backed Millipede
Flat-backed Millipede commented on by Latimeria West Virginia, USA5 years ago

Pseudopolydesmus sp., probably P. canadensis.

Latimeria Spotted Yellow Millipede
Spotted Yellow Millipede commented on by Latimeria Raleigh, North Carolina, USA5 years ago

You've got the right family, but I think this one is Apheloria tigana. Unfortunately, we can't say for sure without examining a male specimen.

Latimeria Yellow and Black Flat-backed Millipede
Yellow and Black Flat-backed Millipede commented on by Latimeria Brecksville, Ohio, USA5 years ago

This is certainly a Xystodesmid, but may be Sigmoria trimaculata instead. I'm working on a guide to Ohio's millipedes, and if you can find and collect any other species like this or give me anymore info on where you found this one and what the habitat was like, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Rogers, Arkansas, USA5 years ago

This is a species in the genus Pseudopolydesmus. Eurymerodesmus is smoother and is orange with purple-black.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Rogers, Arkansas, USA5 years ago

Looks like a millipede in the family Parajulidae, but can't be identified further without examining the specimen. Thanks for the submission!

Latimeria Parajulid Millipede
Parajulid Millipede commented on by Latimeria Cool, Texas, USA5 years ago

This is a male in the tribe Aniulini. Unfortunately, I can't ID it any further without seeing the gonopods (sexual structures), which can be seen on the 7th segment in your photo--they replace the legs.

Latimeria Hampea
Hampea commented on by Latimeria Costa Rica6 years ago

Not sure about the tree, but the insects look to be nymphs of the family Pyrrhocoridae or Lygaeidae, but I can't say for sure.