Latin name: Glomeris marginata
Size: Up to 20mm
Distribution: Found throughout most of the U.K. More frequent in the south and east. Absent from the north of Scotland.
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Damp, shaded places such as leaf litter and under logs
Food: Dead plant matter - especially beech leaves
Special features: The Pill millipede appears quite similar to the Pill Woodlouse, but if you turn it over you'll notice it has many more legs. There are usually two pairs of legs on each body segment. Each body segement is dark brown with a cream coloured margin.
When disturbed it can roll its body into an elongated ball shape. As an extra defence it can secrete fluids to repel predators.
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