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Found: A Millipede With 6 Colorways and a Cyanide Coating

Paul Marek, an entomologist at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, is a serial discoverer of new arthropods—from a black dwarf tarantula that bears his name to the world's leggiest known creature (as many as 750 wiggling limbs). And he has just helped identify yet another fascinating new invertebrate.Apheloria polychroma is a millipede, about the size of your thumb, that was found crawling around the forest floor of southwest Virginia's Cumberland Mountains.
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