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millipede; probably a Harpaphe species? - Harpaphe

millipede; probably a Harpaphe species? - Harpaphe
rural in dense forest, Mendocino County, California, USA
April 1, 2015
Size: estimated around 1.25"

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Moved from Xystodesmidae.

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Moved from Millipedes.

with a rough, pustulate dorsu
with a rough, pustulate dorsum, this isn't Harpaphe. More likely Xystocheir or a new species!

 
rough surface on millipede
I've added several more images lacking dew that might help clarify. I could send you a live specimen if desired.

 
rough surface on millipede
I believe those features are probably all tiny dew drops, embellished with a pattern from my camera's ring flash.
I'll make it a point of getting additional imagery with clarification in mind.

 
pustulate or just moisture?
I'm not certain, but I think some or all of the roughened appearance might be dew drops, especially those on the anterior segments here.

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Moved from ID Request.

 
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Thanks!

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