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Giant Pill Millipede

Bothrobelum rugosum

Description:

About 2 and a half inch long. Brown with black on the segments. Black head and antennae. Black legs.

Habitat:

Secondary.forest on a 468 meters hill.

Notes:

Saw 2 individual.

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5 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 months ago

I've seen only black ones - this one is so attractive.

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 months ago

I don't think I've seen a millipede quite that chubby before! :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 2 months ago

So cool! I never would have believed this was a Millipede! Especially seeing it curled up like a Sowbug. I had to look it up to believe it! It is an interesting example of convergent evolution between species of two different subphyla!
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Paul Davis
Paul Davis 2 months ago

Wow , quite a beast , great find .

Sarawak, Malaysia

Lat: 1.42, Long: 110.22

Spotted on Nov 25, 2018
Submitted on Nov 26, 2018

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