Derek Hennen

Joined: Dec 17, 2016 Last Active: May 22, 2019

I'm a grad student at Virginia Tech investigating the taxonomy and systematics of millipedes, particularly Appalachian millipedes. My research focuses on the order Polydesmida, but I'm a sucker for the Parajulidae as well. If you need help identifying millipedes, let me know! I would love to receive any millipede specimens you're willing to collect, especially the genera Pseudopolydesmus or Nannaria.

If you're interested in sending me millipedes you find, you can find shipping instructions for live millipedes here: You can also send them in alcohol (95% ethanol if possible), though live millipedes are preferred. To find millipedes, look under leaf litter, logs, and rocks, or go out at night with a UV flashlight--you may see some that fluoresce!

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