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Battle of the Millipedes - Eurymerodesmus

Battle of the Millipedes - Eurymerodesmus
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
January 9, 2012
Size: 1 1/2" and 2"
I found these two species of Millipedes swarming by the hundreds all over my sidewalk. The smaller of the two Millipedes Bio Fluoresces under a black light!

Moved from Millipedes.

The millipede on the left is
The millipede on the left is a Parajulidae, and the one of the right is the genus Eurymerodesmus.

Julida and Polydesmida
The one on the left is almost certainly from the Julida order. The one on the right is from the order Polydesmida. It definitely looks like the Chelodesmidea suborder, possibly the Xystodesmidae family. It bears a closer resemblance to the Euryuridae family if you ask me(same suborder), but does not have the markings associated with known species in the US, as far as I know.

Moved for expert att'n [shows members of two diff. families]
Moved from ID Request.

Millipede ID
HI! Has anyone determined what species the smaller of the two millipedes that glows under a black light?


Separate images?
Since you have 2 entirely unrelated creatures, it would be most helpful if you submitted 2 separate images, so they can go to their respective pages.
Also, it would help to link the one that biofluoresces to the related images by using [thumb:#] where # is 602303 or whatever. Is this the one you are talking about?

The smaller is order Polydesmida. I don't know species.

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