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Photo#35154
 Polydesmida??? - Sigmoria trimaculata

Polydesmida??? - Sigmoria trimaculata
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
October 19, 2005
Size: 1 1/2 inches approx.

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I misread this so I moved it back to where it was. sorry.

Carbon Co. PA
The only middorsally spotted millipede occurring in Pennsylvania is Sigmoria (Rudiloria) trimaculata trimaculata (Wood). I can't discern enough of the gonopods in the ventral view photo to determine it from these appendages, but the color pattern only applies to this species. Apheloria virginiensis corrugata, which also occurs there, displays a banded color pattern.

Jo,
Just a warning...some of these can be dangerous to handle. See this article.

 
Thanks!
I'm aware of that chemical defense-I thought you were going to tell me that this species bites. I always handle any "...pedes" with caution unless I know the species. (just like I would handle any brightly coloured reptile or amphibian-it works for them too ^_^-espcially amphibs.-some of those can be wicked too)

Thank-you!! because the article was informative for me in other ways too-like having my family read them also!!)

Jo

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