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Latimeria Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Latimeria Bandera, Texas, USA8 years ago

That's a very pretty millipede, I haven't seen a photo of one with that color before, it looks quite distinct. Unfortunately, I can't glean too much ID info from the photo, but it's definitely in the order Polydesmida. If you find another, collect it if you can! I'd love to get my hands on a specimen to try to figure it out.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee, USA8 years ago

Unfortunately, no common name for this species, but a neat find! There are three species it could be, based on your location: C. annulata, C. minor, or C. ochra. It's impossible to tell which species it is just from the photo, so genus will have to do.

Latimeria Greenhouse millipede
Greenhouse millipede commented on by Latimeria Ohio, USA8 years ago

An invasive, unfortunately. Common in disturbed areas, and very often found mating.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria St. Petersburg, Florida, USA8 years ago

This isn't Narceus, it's either Anadenobolus or Eurhinocricus, both introduced species of millipedes in Florida.

Latimeria Black Millipede
Black Millipede commented on by Latimeria Indiana, Loreto, Peru8 years ago

Beautiful! I've never seen a millipede with such jet-black coloration. It's like obsidian.

Latimeria Millipedes
Millipedes commented on by Latimeria San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico8 years ago

Another Polydesmid, it looks like it's been injured.

Latimeria Millipedes
Millipedes commented on by Latimeria San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico8 years ago

Luis, this is not Narceus americanus. It's either in the order Spirobolida or Spirostreptida, but the orange coloration gives it away as not Narceus.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico8 years ago

It's in the order Polydesmida. Very nice color!

Latimeria Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by Latimeria Costa Rica8 years ago

Millipedes in the order Platydesmida, family Platydesmidae. Two genera occur in Central America to my knowledge: Desmethus and Platydesmus.

Latimeria Millipede
Millipede commented on by Latimeria Greensboro, North Carolina, USA8 years ago

We can't be 100% certain about the species ID without seeing its gonopods (modified legs for sperm transfer on males), but based on the location it's probably A. tigana and we can safely say that it's Apheloria, so I agree with stho002.

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