Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 75 NC Records

Apheloria tigana Chamberlin, 1939 - Yellow-and-black Flat Millipede


Taxonomy
Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 372.00
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, iNaturalist, Google                                                                                 
Adult Markings: Chameberlin (1939) described this species as follows: "Dorsum black with the caudal lateral portion of keels in the preserved specimens brown, the light color extending in a narrow stripe forward along lateral border. Head black above and brown below. Sides, venter and legs light brown or yellow." According to Shelley (BugGuide, accessed 2021-01-28), "Apheloria tigana is the dominant Xystodesmid millipede in central North Carolina, particularly the "Triangle" (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill region). Individuals typically have yellow paranota (lateral segmental expansions on the dorsa), a yellow middorsal spot on the anterior margin of the collum or 1st segment, and yellow middorsal spots on the caudalmost 3-5 segments. In central NC south of the Deep/Cape Fear Rivers there is a different and undescribed species with yellow middorsal splotches on essentially every segment."
Distribution in North Carolina
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Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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 Photo Gallery for Apheloria tigana - Yellow-and-black Flat Millipede

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Recorded by: Becky Elkin on 2021-09-29
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: C Tingley on 2021-08-08
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: C Tingley on 2021-08-08
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: C Tingley on 2021-08-08
Chatham Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos on 2014-10-01
Vance Co.
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Recorded by: J. Mickey on 2012-04-21
Wilkes Co.
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Recorded by: M.Windsor on 2009-10-03
Surry Co.
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