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Awe maaaan, why is it still there, she didn't pick it up? I've seen some over go solo.
 

zonbonzovi

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Awe maaaan, why is it still there, she didn't pick it up? I've seen some over go solo.
He stepped away to coax her back when I took that pic. She came back through but only partially picked it up. Could be good but I'm going to pair them again just in case.
 

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Mystery millipede, Santa Cruz Co., AZ...would love an ID ;) 3-4 in. adult size







Do you still have this millipede? :) I thought it looked like a species of Tylobolus but from that far south, I think it must be a species of Arinolus, probably Arinolus nogalanus.
 

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Erin, no, haven't had that one for some time now. I can't remember for sure but that would have likely come from either Madera Canyon area or Ruby Rd. I have a feeling it was the latter, in a riparian zone. I've never even heard of that genus! I wish I would have kept better records as there are none on bugguide if that's truly what it is.
 

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Erin, no, haven't had that one for some time now. I can't remember for sure but that would have likely come from either Madera Canyon area or Ruby Rd. I have a feeling it was the latter, in a riparian zone. I've never even heard of that genus! I wish I would have kept better records as there are none on bugguide if that's truly what it is.
I compiled spreadsheets of all named species of North American millipede, starting with Hoffman's 1999 Checklist of Millipeds of North and Middle America and updating with papers published after. :)

Arinolus is a genus of Atopetholidae found primarily in Arizona but also in Nevada and California. There are several named species in Pima county and one in Santa Cruz but I think most were based on single specimens. Who knows how many species there are really or their ranges? Someone needs to do a review and update of the genus -- or better the whole family -- as most have only been described in papers prior to 1970!

I love the black-and-silver and black-white-and-gold Atopetholidae millipedes on BugGuide! Oh how I wish I could make a collecting trip through Arizona up through California!

EDIT: I now think that I was mistaken, sorry. It would really help if we had pictures of all these species! I had overlooked that there is one species of Hiltonius that ranges from Mexico to Santa Cruz Co., Arizona. I have never seen an Atopetholid millipede with red banding whereas some species of Hiltonius definitely do.
 
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