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Friday, December 27, 2013

Millipede (Doratogonus flavifilis)

Family Spirostrepidae
Until recently I had never seen this millipede in Kruger National Park.
A person can get hypnotised looking at these stripes. J I wonder if that is the intention and if it does the same thing to bird which want to eat it? Or is it like zebra stripes which help to disguise it?
 With the kind help of Rene de Klerk, I finally have it identified. Thanks Rene!!

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

These things sure come in a variety of colors.