Juliform Millipede
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:     5 Segment legs

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, I wasn't able to. Everytime I 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 © 2016-2023 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.