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Genus Harpaphe

Millipede - Harpaphe haydeniana Black and Yellow Millipede - Harpaphe haydeniana Millipede at old growth - Harpaphe haydeniana Mating millipedes - Harpaphe haydeniana - male - female Another Santa Cruz Millipede - Harpaphe haydeniana base of redwood trees - Harpaphe haydeniana millipede; probably a Harpaphe species? - Harpaphe millipede - Harpaphe
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.