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Genus Harpaphe

Black and Yellow Millipede - Harpaphe haydeniana Pacific Forest Millipede, juv - Harpaphe haydeniana Black and yellow millipede-Harpaphe haydeniana? - Harpaphe haydeniana Another Santa Cruz Millipede - Harpaphe haydeniana Some sort of a flattened millipede - Harpaphe millipede; probably a Harpaphe species? - Harpaphe centipede - Harpaphe haydeniana New to the neighborhood - Harpaphe haydeniana
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family Xystodesmidae
Tribe Xystodesmini
Genus Harpaphe
3 species currently recognized (Bucket and Gardner, 1968).
Pacific coast from southern Alaska to central California (Monterey Co.), east to Sierra Nevada. (1)(2)
H. haydeniana is widespread throughout the region.
H. pottera is known from Humboldt and Mendocino counties, CA.
H. telodonta is known from Humboldt and Del Norte counties, CA.
Print References
Buckett, JS and MR Gardner. 1968. Revision of the milliped genus Harpaphe Cook from western North America Calif. Dept. Agric. Bureau Entomol. Occ. Pap. No. 11: 1-51
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
Richard L. Hoffman. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications.
2.Annotated Checklist of the Millipeds of California (Arthropoda: Diplopoda)
Rowland M. Shelley. 2002. Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist, 1: 90–115.