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armored millipede

Asiomorpha coarctata


Millipedes belonging to the family Diplopoda and have two pairs of legs per segment. They are peaceful vegetarians and slow moving. If they are provoked, they may secrete poisonous liquid contain hydrogen cyanide. Source:


Found on a plant box feeding on moss(?) it looks similar to Harpaphe haydeniana, a yellow-spotted millipede ( except that this has orange spots.

1 species ID suggestions

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago
Asiomorpha coarctata File:Asiomorpha coarctata (Philippines).jpg


IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

I think the millipede was more interested in the dried moss than the ants. ^_^

Hema 7 years ago

The ants don't seem to be scared of the millipedes and looks like the millipedes are not interested in eating them either!

IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

Just added a video of the spotting.

IanMichaelIleto 7 years ago

Thank you for the ID and link Eric!

Metro Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.65, Long: 121.04

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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