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Millipede - Apheloria montana

Millipede - Apheloria montana
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina, USA
June 25, 2005



Moved from Polydesmida.

Nantahala Nat. For
While it possesses the yellow spotted color pattern exhibited also by Cherokia g. georgiana, this millipede is instead Apheloria virginiensis montana (Bollman). The yellow middorsal spots are smaller and more discrete in A.v.m. than in C.g.g., and the photo clearly shows that the dorsum is smooth instead of roughened & wrinkled, as in C.g.g.

Thank you
It is good to have a millipede expert on the premises.

I think
this may be Cherokia georgiana as see here.

It looks like
one of these millipedes. Cliff, not only is it a good pose, but the moss is the perfect background.

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