Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#426711
Unidentified Millipede

Unidentified Millipede
Mt. Mitchell State Park, Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
May 12, 2002

Moved
Moved from Xystodesmidae.

Moved
Moved from Millipedes.

It is Xystodesmidae but not A
It is Xystodesmidae but not Apheloria, which does not show this color pattern. Probably a species of Sigmoria, or possibly Deltotaria, which do show this red banded pattern. Can't tell anything more from the photo, and the exact location in Buncombe Co., NC, is vitally important, but not provided. Probably 6-10 or so spp. of Sigmoria in various sectors of this county, but without specific locality, I can't even make a guess. Rowland Shelley

 
I might have better info...
I just checked my photo database and discovered that I might have mistagged this photo. I believe the millipede was actually in Yancey County, NC, specifically near the summit of Mt. Mitchell (along path to observation area near main parking lot). Does that help?

Maybe Xystodesmidae
Xystodesmidae is the common brightly colored eastern family, but not the only one. Apheloria virginiensis is a common southern millipede with some color variation.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.