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Tanzanian Red-legged Millipede

Epibolus pulchripes

Millipedes are not insects but are arthropods (invertebrates with jointed legs). There are over 10,000 species of millipedes found all over the world.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 10 - 14cm
Weight: Around 10g

habitat

Habitat

These millipedes are found in the woodlands and forests of East Africa. They are found under logs and stones and amongst leaf litter.

diet

Diet

Millipedes eat a variety of foods but mainly decaying matter. Fruit and leaves are very popular.

behaviour

Breeding

These millipedes lay eggs under the soil, which usually hatch after 4 or 5 weeks. Tanzanian red-legged millipedes are only a few mm long when they hatch and can live between 7 and 10 years. We have had over 400 babies born here at the park since they arrived in 2005.

threat

Conservation

Tanzanian red-legged millipedes have not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) but are not believed to be endangered.

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