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giant pill millipede

Arthrosphaeridae brandtii


A large and relatively slow moving milipede - giant pill millipede can roll into a ball when disturbed When rolled-up, predators are unable to unravel giant pill millipedes since the margins of their second and last dorsal plates fit perfectly into one another, creating a sealed ball


Found in a shrubland


A. brandtii which has established a population in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

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Spotted by

Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.83, Long: 80.99

Spotted on Dec 22, 2013
Submitted on Dec 23, 2013

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