With its low profile, the Flat-backed Millipede can wind and move through spaces with little overhead.
This species of millipede is one of a group that are less tubular in shape than others. The sides of each segment flatten out and are orange or yellow. An orange or yellow dot sits in the middle of each segment, forming a row that runs the length of its 'back'. This dot may look like a dash in some individuals. Pairs of orange or yellow legs stick out sideways from underneath each segment and the flexible nature of the millipede allows it to curve and bend as it traverses rocks, leaf litter, and other surfaces. It is a smooth and glossy millipede and a slow-mover, making it easier to glimpse the curious creature with far fewer than 1,000 legs.
Scientific Name: Sigmoria trimaculata
Size (Adult; Length): 50mm to 80mm (1.95in to 3.12in)
Colors: brown; yellow; orange
Descriptors: orange dot in middle; orange band on spine; orange legs; yellow flared sides; low; maroon; auburn; red
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