The yellow-spotted millipede also known as the almond-scented or cyanide millipede, is a fairly common millipede found in coastal Pacific forests from Central California to Alaska. Although it has few natural predators, this millipede is a perfect example of aposematism (warning coloration) and when threatened it has the ability to exude a toxic hydrogen cyanide as a defense. This one was found in the forest just off the side of the Sol Duc Trail in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State.
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