Some of these millipedes are brightly colored, although most are dull. The body segments are typically smooth, but they may be pitted.

• Life Cycle Eggs are laid in soil nests.

• ( )(:ci IKKKNGE Mostly Southern I lemisphere, in subtropical and tropical regions. In forests but also in semiarid areas. Some are found in trees.

• REM \RK I Ins family contains the world's largest millipede, the African species Gt aphic/ostrrptus gigc/s.

distinctive bright orange spots distinctive bright orange spots

SPIROSTRII'Tl 'S SPK( MPS are giant, brightly red tail colored tropical millipedes. The bright coloration warns predators that they can secrete toxic chemicals from their body segments.

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