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   Apheloria tigana


Flat Yellow Leg Millipede (Apheloria tigana)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Polydesmida
Family: Eurydesmidae
Tribe: -
Genus: Apheloria
Species: tigana
Year: -
Distribution: Carolinas and Virginia.

It lives in the leaf litter of hardwood forests and possibly rotting wood. Temperatures range from 70s at night to high 80s and low 90s during day. They should be kept at around 70% humidity. Adults get 1 3/4- 2 inches (42-51mm) long. They are believed to have a short life cycle of one to two year. They will curl briefly when disturbed, then try to run away. This millipede readily releases it's defense secretions when disturbed. These secretions contain a cyanide compound and a strong odor, but are harmless to the skin. They will not release their secretion if allowed to croll onto your hand.

One of the millipede paired up with another, and hugged each other. Looked like female's head under that of a male's head. They are Black with Yellow legs.

Diet: Leafs, Moss, Rotting wood, Fruits and vegetables.

These millipedes seem to prefer to stay on the top 1/2 an inch of the soil.

Close up of an adult Apheloria tigana.

A pair mating.


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