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Iargo Springs Millipede - Narceus americanus? - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex

Iargo Springs Millipede - Narceus americanus? - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex
Iargo Springs, Huron National Forest, Iosco County, Michigan, USA
May 31, 2006
Size: 6.5 cm
I found this millipede on the forest floor on an upper NE facing slope 200 m west of springs. Forest is white pine, red pine, and northern red oak on sandy substrate. Lower slopes have northern mesic forest with seeps and springs. We have had above average rain fall over the past weeks. Species looks a lot like millipedes I see in Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Narceus americanus (Beauvois,
Narceus americanus (Beauvois, 1817) (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae) again, the most common millipede species in eastern North America.

Moved
Moved from Millipedes.

Measurements
We had mistakenly used a non-metric engineer's scale in the image shown. The "20 scale" looked like centimeters. As it turns out, this bugger was only 6.5 cm rather than the 7.5 cm I had previously posted.

Narceus americanus
It looks like N. americanus, not yet full size.

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