Ommatoiulus moreletiiCommon name: Portuguese Millipede

Description: Portuguese Millipedes are 20mm to 45mm long. The adults range in colour from slate-grey to black. The juveniles are light grey/brown, often with a darker stripe along each side

Distribution: The Portuguese Millipede is native to southern Europe and was accidentally introduced to Australia. This millipede was first found in Western Australia in 1986. Since the late nineties they have been found in other areas of the southwest of WA. They are also found in South Australia, ACT, Tasmania and Victoria.

Reference: Department of Agriculture and Food. Gardennote 2