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Latimeria Millipede?
Millipede? commented on by Latimeria Logan, Ohio, USA7 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.

Latimeria Yellow Spotted millipede
Yellow Spotted millipede commented on by Latimeria Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA8 years ago

Harpaphe haydeniana only occurs in the Pacific NW, and doesn't have those middorsal spots. This species is instead Sigmoria trimaculata.

Latimeria Auturus evides
Auturus evides commented on by Latimeria Iowa, USA8 years ago

It's not Auturus evides, but you're in the correct order. It looks like a Xystodesmid, but I'm not sure which. If you can collect anymore you see and send me the specimens, I could identify it based on the male genitalia. Keep your eye out for more!

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Oklahoma, USA8 years ago

Nice find, it's a species of Abacion.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Tennessee, USA8 years ago

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

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Arlington, Texas, USA8 years ago

Similar, but not quite. This is a species of Eurymerodesmus.

Latimeria Flat Millipede
Flat Millipede commented on by Latimeria Ohio, USA8 years ago

The almond smell is cyanide that the millipede secretes in defense. Harmless to humans to smell it, but don't eat it.

Latimeria Unnamed spotting
Unnamed spotting commented on by Latimeria Ohio, USA8 years ago

Harpaphe haydeniana only occurs in the Pacific NW. In Ohio, we have Apheloria virginiensis corrugata, a common millipede in the leaf litter.

Latimeria Flat Backed Millipede
Flat Backed Millipede commented on by Latimeria Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA8 years ago

This is definitely not Polydesmus angustus. It is a representative of the family Euryuridae, probably Euryurus leachii.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Kentucky, USA8 years ago

Not a Parajulid; this one doesn't have enough segments, and it has paranota--those lateral winglike extensions. This is an invasive millipede that is established throughout the US.

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