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Asian Giant Millipede

Thyropygus spirobolinae sp.

Notes:

Reproduction and Development : Male and female millipedes may be attracted to each other through pheromones (chemical signals). The female is passive during mating. The male runs up her back and uses the adhesive leg pads he has developed to hang on to her. He twists his front end around so that their ventral surfaces meet. He must fix the female's position and then he can transfer a sperm package directly from his gonopods into her genital opening. This can take minutes or hours, and may be repeated several times. Sometimes mating is prolonged if another male is present. Some mating behaviours include drumming, touching or rubbing.

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13 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thanks YokKokoro .. being in the right place at the right time .. : )

YokKokoro
YokKokoro 7 years ago

Wow! Nice pic. Thank you very much VivBraznell :-D

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Thanks Antonio!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

great cache Viv,fantastic spotting,i agree with Karen,very colourful and romantic spotting :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Awesome spot! Romantic millipedes!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

I must be a genius!!! Only joking! Just came across this ident, so that's another mystery solved.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Whatever they are Cecilia.J, there is a very strong possiblity that there are now more of them, if they are doing what I think they are doing in this photo : )

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fantastic capture!!!!

windmustache
windmustache 9 years ago

Surprising!!!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 10 years ago

Thank you : ) They ARE pretty cool!

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 10 years ago

amazing..............!!!!!!!!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 10 years ago

Cool! These are millipedes, and what stunning ones too! Nice capture :)

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

nice.

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Ko Samui#nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Spotted on Mar 3, 2009
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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