The millipede is a myriapod with a cylindrical and robust body, from a very dark brown to black and has 2 pairs of articulated legs with each ring. It measures between 20 mm and 60 mm long.
The millipede is detritivorous, so it feeds generally feeds on dead and/or decaying organic matter, usually plants, but also dead insects.
The millipede prefers damp places such as the thatch of the lawn, flower beds, under stones, piles of wood and all other objects that can keep a high humidity.
The female lays between 20 and 300 eggs in the cavities of the soil or among the decaying organic matter.