The Mississippi Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria ochra individuals are about 40.5 mm long and 10.4 mm wide (females 38.6 mm X 10.3 mm). Color: Combined striped and 2-spotted, purple medial metatergal stripes, pink lateral paranotal spots (shown above); and 2-spotted red (both morphs co-occur at Bankhead National Forest).
Brachoria ochra genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
Brachoria ochra, 2-spotted red color morph. © Paul Marek
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