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Millipede - Chicobolus spinigerus

Millipede - Chicobolus spinigerus
Leesburg, Lake County, Florida, USA
April 15, 2006
A Florida Millipede?

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This is one pretty millipede! Love the stripes and the pink-edged feet! How big is it? It's hard to tell from the photo, but it seems to be pretty hefty.

Well its been awhile since I took the pic - I may be off but seems like it was about maybe 3" long and about 3/8" around -

This is Chicobolus spinigerus (Wood) (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae), commonly called the "Florida Ivory Millipede. It ranges from southern South Carolina to southern peninsular Florida.

Thanks, Rowland
I've added that range info to the guide page.


Jeff, what are the characteristics you look for?
I couldn't find any info on this on the web, nor on the guide page yet.

I remember correctly, I read online that there are two Spirobolinae in FL, and Chicobolus spinigerus color/pattern is unique.

I will move these to the guide. That fits with what we have there so far - the giant millipede does appear to have a different color pattern.

out the millipede images I posted tonight and let me know what you think. Thanks.

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