African giant millipede

Antennae short. head tucked in, pointing downwards. 40 - 60 segments. Glossy black or with alternating yellow and black bands. Up to 120 pairs of legs. female lays several hundred pinhead-sized eggs. Young hatch with three pairs of legs, aquiring more at each moult.
Throughout southern Africa, less common in dry areas.


(en) Giant millipede
(sc) Archispirostreptus gigas
(nl) Afrikaanse reuzenmiljoenpoot