This amazing giant millipede species is found in the rainforests of Madagascar and is known only by its scientific name of Colossobolus giganteus.

Colossobolus giganteus.

Unlike most of my other millipede species this one is a very keen climber and is often found in trees rather than on the ground, which is where most millipedes are found. For this reason it has exceptionally strong legs which are longer than in most millpedes and it is capable of climbing trees and other textured surfaces with ease.

Colossobolus giganteus climbing a tree

When handing this species its feet feel a lot like a living piece of velcro and it can even walk along your arm upside down, something which I love to demonstrate in schools!

Colossobolus giganteus walking along an arm