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Genus Apheloria

freshly molted Millipede - Apheloria millipede - Apheloria virginiensis Caterpillar - Apheloria virginiensis Millipede - Apheloria tigana Diplopoda - Apheloria montana Apheloria virginiensis Polydesmid millipede - Apheloria virginiensis Millipede 3 - Apheloria virginiensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family Xystodesmidae
Tribe Apheloriini
Genus Apheloria
Range
Northeast and central USA (approximately bounded by North Carolina, extreme eastern Oklahoma, southern Iowa, extreme southwest Quebec; absent from New England east of the Connecticut River)

Range may be expanding. We have a confirmed ID of this genus found east of the Connecticut River. The contributor is hoping to collect one to send to Rowland Shelley to make it official.
Print References
Marek, P. E., & Bond, J. E. (2009). A Müllerian mimicry ring in Appalachian millipedes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(24), 9755–60. doi:10.1073/pnas.0810408106