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Species Apheloria tigana

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family Xystodesmidae
Tribe Apheloriini
Genus Apheloria
Species tigana (Apheloria tigana)
Explanation of Names
Apheloria tigana Chamberlin 1939
Remarks
A. tigana is the dominant xystodesmid in central NC, particularly the "Triangle" (Raleigh‒Durham‒Chapel Hill). Individuals typically have yellow paranota, a yellow middorsal spot on the anterior margin of the collum or 1st segment, and yellow middorsal spots on the 3‒5 caudalmost segments. In central NC south of the Deep/Cape Fear Rivers there is a different and undescribed species with yellow middorsal splotches on essentially every segment. ‒Rowland Shelley