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Tanzanian Red-legged Millipede

Epibolus pulchripes

Millipedes are not insects; they belong to the class Diplopoda. There are over 10,000 species found all over the world. They can be easily distinguished from centipedes (class Chilopoda) as millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment and centipedes have one pair.



Size: 10-15cm
Weight: 8-10g



These millipedes are found in the woodlands and forests of East Africa. They are found under logs and stones and amongst leaf litter.



Millipedes eat a variety of foods but mainly decaying matter. Fruit and leaves are very popular.



These millipedes lay eggs under the soil, which usually hatch after 4 or 5 weeks. Tanzanian red-legged millipedes are only a few mm long when they hatch and can live between 7 to 10 years.



Tanzanian red-legged millipedes have not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) but are not believed to be endangered.

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