The millipede has many color combinations. Image source: Virgina Tech
The most colorful millipede specie has just been discovered

A new arthropod from the group of millipedes has been discovered by entomologists in Virginia, USA. The small millipede lives in the forest and it has one interesting feature: it has more color combinations than any other known millipede species. Named Apheloria polychrome, the animal uses the colors to warn potential predators that it is not tasty. This is because its body is covered with a poisonous chemical. The team of scientist published their discovery in the journal Zootaxa.

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