Native Brown Millipede
Face, no eyes
Juliform Millipede
Juliform Millipede (Spirostreptida cf sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Millipedes (Diplopoda)
Order: Juliform Millipedes (Spirostreptida)
Family: Juliform Millipede (Spirostreptida)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Juliform Millipede (Spirostreptida cf sp)
This Photo:     Twisted, darker

Thank you Dr Bob Mesibov for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Of this specimen, Bob said "Very interesting, and probably a (native) spirostreptidan - never seen this patterning before, though!"

The legs on the 1st-5th segments are diagnostic, as are the eyes & genetalia. So it's important to try and photograph these areas clearly for id. As you can see, we weren't able to. Everytime we turned it over, it turned back and ran.
In terms of colour (ie darkness & amount of orange coming through); this specimen varied considerably depending on the camera settings.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-May-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.