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Millipede Identification - Pseudopolydesmus canadensis

Millipede Identification - Pseudopolydesmus canadensis
DNR Sturgeon River Sloughs Wildlife Area, Houghton County, Michigan, USA
November 3, 2013
This millipede was on a sandy road which lead into a wetland. I took this photo at 2:00 p.m. The wetland has several impoundments
with grasses, shrubs and small trees between the sandy road and the impoundments. Even though I saw this one on November 3, they
were common throughout the summer. The location is in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan near Lake Superior.


With the distinctly reddish p
With the distinctly reddish paranota, it has to be Pseudopolydesmus canadensis (Newport, ?1844) (= P. branneri). Hoffman (1999) established this synonymy and formally assigned canadensis to this form.

Looks to be a species of Pseu
Looks to be a species of Pseudopolydesmus, perhaps Pseudopolydesmus branneri. Michigan has a recent listing of its millipede species, you might find it useful: Snider, RM. 1991. Updated species lists and distribution records for the diplopoda and chilopoda of Michigan. Michigan Academician 24, 177-194.

Millipede ID
Thank you Derek. I'll check it out. Lynn Murphy

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