Snake Millipede - Proteroiulus fuscus

    Description

    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.

    Similar Species

    There are several millipede species with spots along the body.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • 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
    Recording advice

    Specimens must be examined. State how you identified this species.

    Habitat

    Usually found under bark of both living and dead trees - coniferous and deciduous.

    When to see it

    All year.

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