5 Segment legs
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Millipedes (Diplopoda)|
|Order:||Juliform Millipedes (Spirostreptida)|
|Family:||Juliform Millipede (Spirostreptida) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Juliform Millipede (Spirostreptida cf sp)|
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.