Wide and stout, Flat-backed Millipedes have shallow profiles making it easier to live in narrow spaces.
Flat-backed Millipedes have many legs and a broad body. They are also known as Keeled Millipedes, likely for the flat side projections from each segment. These edges may be yellow, orange, or ivory. The millipede may be dark brown, black, or reddish brown. Colors vary per individual. The are often found under leaf litter and stones. Occasionally, groups of them migrate across forest floors and fields. They may be handled carefully and admired often.
Scientific Name: Pleuroloma flavipes
Size (Adult; Length): 10mm to 40mm (0.39in to 1.56in)
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