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MILLIPEDE - Seeking what type (Parajulidae or Orthoporus ornatus or ?) - Orthoporus
North of Kingman - Rocky Hillside, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
June 17, 2015
I saw this guy in direct daylight at around 7 pm walking across my dirt driveway on a very warm day. I measured the spot he stopped and started on my hand and with a straight line, it was 5". He might be longer as he is curved some in the photo. I read that the Desert Millipedes don't exceed 10 centimeters, but I can't find a millipede with the reddish brown coloring that is THIS large in the desert. Could it be some sort of Parajulidae? Any ideas? I released him in my garden.
Contributed by Sean
on 26 June, 2015 - 11:14pm
Last updated 3 July, 2015 - 9:10pm