Just found this in my archives... my Archispirostreptus gigas (giant African millipede), shot in UV/VIS/IR.
In this VIS reference image you can see just how dark/black they are.
It appears, compared to VIS, they are equally UV dark.
But under IR, there is clearly some variation in the absorbance/reflectance of their exoskeleton. Also, even more notable, is how the ozadenes (chemical defense glands) show up under IR (dark spots arranged laterally along the segments).
Note: I've been "poisoned" by this millipede, and while it did smell somewhat foul it did not make me sick or otherwise cause a skin reaction (some people apparently suffer a rash/other).
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