Flat-Backed Millipede (Apheloria montana)
Crawling through moist leaf litter in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest/Keown Fall Trail in Walker County, Georgia, US.
Apheloria montana is a millipede belonging to the Xystodesmidae family. It also belongs to the Polydesmida order, one which has the capability of producing cyanide as a defense mechanism. A. montana has a limited range and is only found in isolated parts of Eastern Tennessee, SE Kentucky, SW Virginia, NC, and the Northern parts of Alabama and Georgia.