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Orthoporus ornatas

Orthoporus ornatas

Desert Millipede. Red leg Black color variant. This male specimen is roughly 6 inches long. Found in the Sonoran Desert, they prefer rocky, shrubby, damp areas, and areas with tree stumps. They can live up to 10 years in ideal conditions. These millipedes also secrete a smelly, toxic liquid from the top of their legs when disturbed which can potentially irritate the skin and eyes of a human.

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