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Duke University, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
March 15, 2016
Size: ~4-5cm
This lovely millipede was picked up by a friend, but managed to squirm free before being recaptured (and, post-photograph, set down under a bush). Thoughts?

Moved from ID Request.

Safe for Xystodesmidae, I believe it is in Tribe Apheloriini, Genus Sigmoria, but that is a guess. A straight on dorsal may rule out some contenders, but for positive ID may require male gonopods.

A little different subject for you, yours are always flyers (I hope it wasn't flying?)

Alas, was about to get a stra
Alas, was about to get a straight dorsal when the poor critter took a tumble (so was, umm, flying briefly... eep). I do love these guys, but my ability is "ok, two leg pairs per body segment, that must be a millipede..." and that's where it stops :^)

Thanks for the taking the ID as far as possible!

That is one tiny millipede.
Unless, of course, you meant 4-5 cm. :)

That said, I'm thinking Polydesmida--perhaps Xystodesmidae. Hold on to see if the experts agree.

*sigh* Thanks for catching t
*sigh* Thanks for catching that! 4-5cm it is :^)

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