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unknown millipede species - Alabama - Pachydesmus

unknown millipede species - Alabama - Pachydesmus
Montevallo, Chilton County, Alabama, USA
August 4, 2010
Size: ~4"
This large millipede was found in the basement of our home in a damp corner that has been seeping in water from outdoors; a second specimen was captured later that day, and two have been spotted also in the garage. It looks to be some kind of Xystodesmidae species. It produces a strong defensive odor that smells like almond, and glows blue-green underneath a black light.

Moved
Moved from Polydesmida.

It is a representative of the
It is a representative of the genus Pachydesmus (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Rowland Shelley

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I assume almond = cyanide.

Our millipede expert should be able to confirm family, at least.