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Millipede? - Orthoporus ornatus

Millipede? - Orthoporus ornatus
Dagger Flats Auto Loop, Brewster County, Texas, USA
August 12, 2009
This was an unexpected find.

Moved from Millipedes.

This also is Orthoporus ornat
This also is Orthoporus ornatus. Rowland Shelley

Moved from ID Request.

We'll move it to Millipedes where Dr Shelley may tell us what it is.

Can I post more to this thread? I'll probably try anyway. I went for a short hike this morning and in 2 or 3 miles I saw dozens... maybe even hundreds of them crawling across the desert floor (west side of Big Bend NP). The shots I am going to add are from what's called The Chimney's Trail in Big Bend National Park (aka heaven on earth).