Snake Millipede - Proteroiulus fuscus
This is a very common millipede but small and inconspicuous. Typically around 10mm and little over 0.5mm in diameter it is pale with a row of dark brown, almost black spots along each flank. It has eye spots arranged in a very narrow triangle.
There are several millipede species with spots along the body.
- around 10-12mm in length with a thin, round body
- dark brown spots along the flanks
- first few segments without spots and mottled brown
- ocelli form a very narrow triangle
Specimens must be examined. State how you identified this species.
Usually found under bark of both living and dead trees - coniferous and deciduous.
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