News tagged with millipedes

Four new dragon millipedes found in China

A team of speleobiologists from the South China Agriculture University and the Russian Academy of Sciences have described four new species of the dragon millipedes from southern China, two of which seem to ...

Oct 30, 2014
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Capturing beautiful millipedes in Ohio

I stumbled through the forest, attempting to find a path I knew was there. It didn't take that long to find the decaying bridge, now being overtaken by blackberry and multiflora rose. That is where I had ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Deterring ticks with citrus and millipedes

Why do birds, monkeys and other animals rub themselves with citrus and creatures like millipedes? One likely reason is because certain plants and arthropods contain natural repellents.

Mar 11, 2013
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Millipede family added to Australian fauna

An entire group of millipedes previously unknown in Australia has been discovered by a specialist – on museum shelves. Hundreds of tiny specimens of the widespread tropical family Pyrgodesmidae have been ...

Aug 30, 2012
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Millipede border control better than ours

A mysterious line where two millipede species meet has been mapped in northwest Tasmania, Australia. Both species are common in their respective ranges, but the two millipedes cross very little into each other's ...

Dec 23, 2011
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Glow-in-the-dark millipede says 'stay away'

As night falls in certain mountain regions in California, a strange breed of creepy crawlies emerges from the soil: Millipedes that glow in the dark. The reason behind the glowing secret has stumped biologists ...

Sep 26, 2011
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The secret life of millipedes

Male adult helminthomorph millipedes usually have one or two pairs of legs from their seventh segment modified into sexual appendages. These specialized gonopods are used as claspers to hold the female during ...

Aug 21, 2011
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