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Joseph DeSisto, Contributing Editor
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Joseph DeSisto
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jwdesisto @
City, state, country:
Milford, CT

As an undergrad student, I spent most of my time looking at centipedes in the biological collection at UConn. As a result I became quite good at identifying centipedes and was asked to be an editor on Although my career has moved away from myriapodology since graduation, I hope to still be of service on this site. I'm happy to answer any questions regarding centipede taxonomy, identification, biology, etc.
Joseph W. DeSisto