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Millipede - Cambala annulata

Millipede - Cambala annulata
Saint Albans,Kanawha Terrace Mobile Home Park, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
March 1, 2006
Size: 1 & 13/16 in.
Habitat:Eastern Woodlands/under a stump
At least this millipede is a different color than what I have seen before.

Ugh... stinky!
I'm pretty sure this is the kind of millipede that has been terrorizing our basement apartment. It stinks so badly! It smells like someone urinated when our dog tries to kill them. I wish I could get rid of them, but aside from bombing every once in awhile, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't do much as they obviously live in the walls.

Moved from Millipedes.

St. Albans, WV
This milliped is Cambala annulata (Say, 1821) (order Spirostreptida: family Cambalidae), which ranges from western PA to Jackson Co., FL (the Co. where FL, AL, & GA come together) and extends eastward to the inner Coastal Plain. It occurs sympatrically (together with) another species in the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province of NC & TN. It is a large-bodied species of Cambala as is the other in the Blue Ridge, but to the west from IL/IN to AL & TX, narrower-bodied species occur that are around the size of a pencil lead. Species of Cambala occur in caves in the Ozarks & TX, and surface members range northward through Colorado to Idaho & western Washington. The genus also occurs near the Pacific Coast in Oregon.

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