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Sonoran Desert Arthropods
Orthoperus ornatus (Desert millipede)

 

 

 Orthoperus ornatus

 Orthoperus ornatus

(Desert millipede)
Habitat: Warm climates
Food Habits: insects, lizards, rodents
Active Period: nocturnal
Size: large
Number of Legs: many
Leg Characteristics: two pairs per segment
Dark reddish brown
harmless

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Uniramia
Class Diplopoda
Order Spirostreptida
Genus Orthoperus
species ornatus
variety Millipede

 

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