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Millipede - Choctella cumminsi

Millipede - Choctella cumminsi
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
March 5, 2012
Size: 1 1/2"
Round millipede with distinctive "knobs" on each segment.

awesome --thanks, Karen & Dr Shelley!
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The most interesting milliped
The most interesting milliped yet posted on BugGuide. This is Choctella cumminsi Chamberlin (order Spirostreptida: family Choctellidae). This small family, one genus and two species, occurs on the western Cumberland Plateau of TN & AL, from Nashville to south of Birmingham. A strange family, its phylogenetic affinities are not certain.

Thank you Rowland! How exciti
Thank you Rowland! How exciting to find such an uncommon one!

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