This particular millipede set off into the night and 24 inches later did a half-pipe on a small ridge of sand, spun out, then did a 90 degree turn before moving on.
Their color varies wildly. Most of them here in the Florida scrub are grayish white. The one I found tonight was darker then most.
|Notice the tiny toes on each foot. The black spots are the left eyefield. Who can resist that face??|
|Closeup of the pores on each segment that secret a noxious liquid when the millipede is threatened|