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Indiana millipede - apheloria virginiensis montana? - Euryurus leachii - male

Indiana millipede - apheloria virginiensis montana? - Euryurus leachii - Male
Fountain County, Indiana, USA
March 29, 2007
Size: 1ΒΌ inch
The kids and I found this under a log while hunting salamanders. Looking at others in your guide, I think it looks like aphloria virginiensis montana, only in orange instead of yellow. Is this a different subspecies, or just a color variation? I did notice the 7th segment has a pair of legs on only the starboard side.

Moved
Moved from Millipedes.

This is Euryurus leachii (Gra
This is Euryurus leachii (Gray), a very colorful representative of the endemic North American family Euryuridae (Polydesmida). There are 2 genera in this family, Auturus & Euryurus, and the species occurring in Indiana is E. leachii. These are among the very few North American millipeds that one can deliberately try to find, because they occur almost exclusively in association with decaying hardwood logs & stumps near water sources ()creeks, seepages, etc.). They are rarely found in just leaf litter and almost never in association with pines. I'll bet the log they found it under was an oak or another hardwood.

 
The log was just in shreds, b
The log was just in shreds, but it was either an oak or a sugar maple. Thanks for your input. This is great!

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