Giant African Millipede

Archispirostreptus

This elongate arthropod moves slowly, thus, cannot make a quick escape. For protection, its body is lined with many repugnatory defense glands. When the millipede is disturbed, these glands secrete a foul smelling and tasting liquid.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lifespanLifespan: More than 5 years
ecological roleEcological Role: Decomposer
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Rotting plants