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Brachycybe lecontii On the underside of a rotting pine log at a mixed forest edge.<br />
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There are only two species of Brachycybe in my area, and this one fit the description for. B. lecontii. It is better known for this &quot;ivory&quot; appearance. I plan on going back to look into this log a bit further as I&#039;m hoping to find something very interesting! Supposedly, this millipede practices paternal care of eggs!<br />
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Brachycybe lecontii

On the underside of a rotting pine log at a mixed forest edge.

There are only two species of Brachycybe in my area, and this one fit the description for. B. lecontii. It is better known for this "ivory" appearance. I plan on going back to look into this log a bit further as I'm hoping to find something very interesting! Supposedly, this millipede practices paternal care of eggs!

Also: A new order on JD!

    comments (16)

  1. Woow! Nice batch of babies! Posted one month ago
    1. These are actually adults! The hatchlings are very bizarre (the white things in this photo):
      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b8/Brachycybe_Colony.jpg/1024px-Brachycybe_Colony.jpg
      Posted one month ago
    2. Unless you meant it in a way that meant that they are absolutely cuties, which I agree with :D Posted one month ago
      1. No, I really meant babies. The adults are so smooth that they looked to me like babies :-D Posted one month ago
        1. I know exactly what you mean! Such a "newborn" look to them :) Posted one month ago
  2. They look so weirdly clean, like silicone. Posted one month ago
    1. Strange, right? I hear that the other species here, Brachycybe petasata, is more pink (and has less of this "ivory" tone to it. Posted one month ago
  3. Wow, that's a strange looking millipede :o) What's up with the one top right? Looks conspicuously different ... Posted one month ago
    1. I was honestly wondering the same thing. :) Posted one month ago
    2. Maybe a different age-class/earlier molt? Posted one month ago
  4. These are just so unique - and I find, pleasing to the eye. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, Ruth! They are a surprising explosion of color in the dismal winter forest! Posted one month ago
  5. Fantastic! Awesome image and spotting. You must have been thrilled! Posted one month ago
    1. Absolutely! They are actually pretty common here, but I always assumed that I wouldn't be able to ID them past genus level..so I never posted photos of them before :D That logic is terrible, I know. Anyhow, I went down a millipede rabbit hole and found that only two species occur in my area. These are pretty easy to ID due to their "ivory" appearance. Posted one month ago
  6. Another 1st, seeing these, fascinating, and thanks for the link to the other great photo with the babies.


    Posted one month ago
    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed these! Posted one month ago

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''Brachycybe lecontii'' is a species of millipede in the family Andrognathidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Platydesmida
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jan 18, 2021. Captured Jan 15, 2021 14:12 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm