Anadenobolus monilicornis, Matheson Hammock County Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida 3

This is a handsome yellow banded millipede. They are native to many of the Caribbean Islands and apparently introduced into southern Florida. They are small millipedes with a maximum size of four inches. This one is around three inches long. For more information:

trec.ifas.ufl.edu/mannion/pdfs/Yellow-bandedMillipede.pdf

 

  • João P. Burini 5y

    The colour is awesome!
  • Alan Cressler 5y

    This species is native to most of the Caribbean Islands and arrived in Florida sometime in the early 2000's. It is very handsome but not native to the U.S.
  • Matthew James Turner 5y

    Wow this is fantastic, great colours, a brilliant close-up!
  • Alan Cressler 4y

    Thanks Matt.
  • ASA HATRA 4mo

    I have hundreds in my compost pile, not sure that they are friendly to my veggie plants. anyone knows?
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Taken on December 27, 2010
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