can you please tell me what kind of millipede this is? I found it in the Philipines a few years ago. Thanks.
Stefan from Denmark.
We haven’t had much luck identifying your Millipede species. Perhaps one of our readers will have an answer for you.
Update: (01/20/2008) Millipede ids.
Here are ids. for the millipedes on the millipede page. Most are quite old; don’t people submit new ones more often than this? 1/1/07 . Philippines . From colors of bands it looks like a representative of the family Rhinocricidae (order Spirobolida). Since Stefan is in Denmark, there is a first rate specialist at the Danish Museum of Natural History, Copenhagen, Dr. Henrik Enghoff. Stefan should take the specimen by for an id. Henrik will probably be interested to learn that this foreign millipede was found in Denmark.
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Science
Update: (02/04/2008) possible contact for ID’ing Filipino millipede
Well, once again, you folks are responsible for the loss of about $25.00 worth of valuable tax dollars! Here I am, trying to ID a North American Millipede, when I made the mistake of logging on to your website. It is so fascinating that it seems I have “squandered” a good hour just poking around, looking at all the fascinating photos and sassy comments. Keep it up! I was overjoyed to see that gorgeous Philippine millipede. I grew up there, and got my biology degree there. If you’d like me to, I will track down the email address of the terrestrial ecosystems section of the bio department – CENTROP, Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines. Perhaps they have someone there that can ID that beauty. My husband is filipino, and tells me stories of gigantic millipedes that can “shoot” a caustic acid on people that harrass them. Yikes. The specimen in the picture is probably about 6″ long, judging from the bamboo wall/floor strips behind it on the right that are usually about an inch wide. Sure wish I had seen it! Wow. Hope it helps! My husband is from the Philippines, and he recognizes the lovely black and yellow millipede. It’s about 6″ long, and he thinks the locals call it “labod” in the local dialect of Cebuano. He says it can ooze a very caustic fluid. You might try contacting CENTROP at Silliman University, Dumaguete City Philippines if you need more info on it. There should be someone there who would know more about it. I’ll try to track down a valid e-mail address if you are interested. That is one totally cool millipede!!!!!
Lancaster County Environmental Center