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Apheloria virginiensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Apheloria
Higher classification  Apheloria
Rank  Species
Family  Xystodesmidae
Scientific name  Apheloria virginiensis
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Polydesmida
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Similar  Apheloria, Xystodesmidae, Polydesmida, Narceus americanus, Brachoria

Apheloria virginiensis is a large North American millipede. It is reported to secrete cyanide compounds as a defense. It is recommended that one wash hands after handling this organism as the toxic compounds it secretes are poisonous and can cause extreme irritation if rubbed in the eyes.

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