Project Description

Eastern U.S.A.

This millipede species is part of a group known as the “flat-backed millipedes”, which are characterized by their flattened appearance.  Their bright yellow legs warn predators that they are poisonous when eaten. It is easy to maintain with just a slice of fruit and a spray of water every few days.

  • Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes)
  • Order: Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
  • Family: Xystodesmidae
  • Species: Apheloria tigana