Higher classification Apheloria
Scientific name Apheloria virginiensis
|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.