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Large Millipede - Pachydesmus

Large Millipede - Pachydesmus
Alabaster, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
April 4, 2012
Size: 3.5-4 inches
Found this huge guy in the filter basket of our pool - he's still alive, we put him in our Roly Poly tank.

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Large Millipede - Pachydesmus Large Millipede - Pachydesmus


Moved from Millipedes.

It's in the order Polydesmida
It's in the order Polydesmida, I'm not sure past that.

I can now say it's in the fam
I can now say it's in the family Xystodesmidae. Its size points me towards Pachydesmus crassiticus, but I haven't studied that species enough to call this one for sure.

cropped & moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

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