Millipedes, Diplopoda

Photo by Bob Thomas, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Stann Creek District, Belize, May 2005.

Photo by Bob Thomas, Caracol, Cayo District, Belize, May 2004.

Millipedes are common in rainforests and are very important in the decomposition of forest floor leaves.  The upper photo is a pair in copulo.  The lower photo is an example of a giant species that is encountered occasionally.


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