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Unidentified Millipede

Unidentified Millipede
Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA
June 21, 2004
Size: ~2"
Can't find this one in the bug guide or SW Audubon book.

I see only three legs on this critter's left side. Glow worms can be very colorful. Interestingly, they *eat* millipedes, injecting them with a salivary toxin that paralyzes them almost instantaneously so they don't release their *own* toxins.

You're no doubt right about it not being a larva. The flightless female adult glow worm resembles a larva but has compound eyes and a few other adult features.

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although the size of the rock
although the size of the rocks in the background make it appear very large and if it is somesort of beetle larva like i think they hurt when they bite. cause one that looked like this bit me on the finger and it felt almost as bad as a wasp sting so maybe it is venomous??????

i actually have found these u
i actually have found these under rocks before and believe them to be some sort of beetle larva. but i may be wrong

I could be wrong..
but I don't think this is a millipede. Perhaps a glowworm? See guide pages.

I actually think its a darkli
I actually think its a darkling beetle larvae due to its head

From my recollection, this th
From my recollection, this thing was moving quite fast, which leads me to believe it was not a larva. Although I didn't count the legs, it was several inches long and from its speed I assume it had more than 6.
It'll give me a good excuse to go back to Big Bend
John Moerk

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