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Ariolimax columbianus (Banana Slug)

Ariolimax columbianus (Banana Slug)

Banana Slugs are common sight in California redwood forests, particularly after a rainstorm. They can be quite large, around half a foot or greater!


Asiomorpha coarctata (Millipede)

Asiomorpha coarctata (Millipede)

Got this identified by bugguide, its a little dark, but interesting nonetheless.. it was a new genus for Bugguide.


Brachycybe sp - Millipede

Brachycybe sp - Millipede

These weird millipedes are in the order Platydesmida and the family Andrognathidae


Centipede

Centipede

Wouldn't want to get bitten by this guy, even if it is only a pale shadow of the larger, tropical centipedes.


Harpaphe haydenia

Harpaphe haydenia

This is another large millipede in the family Xystodesmidae. I also found its natural predator, a Carabid beetle in the genus Promecognathus


Narceus americana (Millipede)

Narceus americana (Millipede)

These large Millipedes were common in the woods of New York my freshman year of college.


Scutugeromorpha (House Centipede)

Scutugeromorpha (House Centipede)

These things scare me. Very common in basements and houses in general, they are both fast-moving and creepy-looking


Sigmoria sp. (Millipede)

Sigmoria sp. (Millipede)

The warning colors on this beautiful Millipede warn off potential predators. Many millipedes contain cyanide as a defense mechanism, though the beetle Promecognathus laevissimus is apparently immune to it, though I don't know how.


Starfish

Starfish

I was never able to identify this any further than to its class.