Pill millipedes

The trunk of this millipede is made up of segments. The shape of the dorsal plates covering each of these segments allows it to roll up into a tight hall with its head tucked in. The small species are drably colored, but large species can be brightly marked. Adults have IS pairs of legs.

• LlFF CYCLF As with all millipedes, the females typically lay their eggs in nests that they have made in the soil.

• OCCIJKKKNCH Widespread throughout both warm and cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In soil and caves.

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Gl.OMERIS M MM UN ATA can easily be confused with pill wood I ice (see p.212) when completely rolled up, although it has a shinier body.

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