Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

A Big Milipede

This milipede was out cruising around a wash North of Phoenix on a cold, wet morning. Can any arthropologists out there help me out with the species?

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2 Responses to “A Big Milipede”

  1. Looks like the Arizona desert millipede (Orthoperus ornatus) – also called rainworm because of their tendency to come out after rains.

  2. Bryan says:

    Awesome, thanks Ted! The bit about the rain is certainly accurate, though I tend to see them more by time of year than moisture levels.

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