Millipedes belong to the subphylum Myriapoda which mean “many pairs of legs”. Also their class, Diplopoda, means “double foot” which may refer to them having two pairs of legs on each body segment.
Their colour ranges from slate-grey to black. Juveniles are light brown or grey and have stripes. Its smooth, round body is different to most Australian species which look bumpy. They are fairly quick moving and are generally found in significant numbers.
They will curl up if threatened and exude an awful smelling and distasteful liquid to deter predators.
Adult size: 20-45mm