Bumblebee Millipede

Anadenobolus monilicornis
Anadenobolus monilicornis
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Anadenobolus monilicornis, known as the yellow-banded millipede or bumble bee millipede, is a species of millipede in the family Rhinocricidae. It is native to the Caribbean and has also been introduced to the southeastern United States.

Bumblebee Millipede

Anadenobolus monilicornis

Is Bumblebee Millipede harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Diplopoda
order: Spirobolida
family: Rhinocricidae
genus: Anadenobolus


Individuals are dark brown with distinctive yellow bands, and measure 2.5 - 3 cm long. The legs and antennae are red.

Ecology and behaviour

This species inhabits leaf litter. Birds and captive monkeys have been observed crushing these millipedes and rubbing their secretions on their wings or fur, potentially to repel insects. The secretions of millipedes may have some properties that repel insects.


This species is native to the Caribbean: it is found in Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, and on Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Maarten, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Haiti. This species has been introduced to southern Florida, where it can occur in large numbers but is not considered a pest.