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Apheloria

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Diplopoda
Family  Xystodesmidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Polydesmida
Scientific name  Apheloria
Apheloria on dried leaves
Similar  Apheloria virginiensis, Xystodesmidae, Polydesmida, Apheloria tigana, Brachoria

Apheloria is a genus of flat-backed millipedes in the family Xystodesmidae, occurring in the central and southeastern United States, and ranging as far north as southern Quebec, Canada. They are aposematically colored in black and contrasting reds and yellows, and some species in the Appalachian Mountains resemble species of Brachoria where they co-occur, a phenomenon known as Müllerian mimicry.

Apheloria on the ground

Apheloria virginiensis corrugata


Apheloria close up shot
Apheloria on the ground
Apheloria on a white background
Apheloria close up shot
Apheloria on the ground

References

Apheloria Wikipedia


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