Latest Millipedes Stories
An international team of researchers comprised of Thomas Wesener, Museum Koenig, Bonn, Daniel Le, Field Museum, Chicago and Stephanie Loria, American Museum of Natural History, New York, discovered seven new species of chirping giant pill-millipedes on Madagascar.
Scientists in California re-discovered the leggiest animal on Earth several years ago living outside Silicon Valley.
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 territory.
Last week the International Journal of Myriapodology published the first population genetic study of cave millipedes.
The world's only bioluminescent millipedes use their glow as a warning signal to nocturnal predators, a University of Arizona-led research team has discovered.
New research has looked in detail at millipede development and the internal reorganization needed to produce functional gonopods.
The world's leggiest creature is missing-in-action no more. A scientist found a rare species of millipede, last seen 80 years ago in central California, and has collected several of the inch-long bugs for study.
An extremely rare species of millipede, and the one that comes closest to having 1,000 legs, has made its first appearance in 80 years.
The Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a species of millipede found widespread through the lowland areas of East Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya. It rarely reaches altitudes above 3,300 feet. It is found mostly in forests, but can also be found in coastal habitats which contain at least some trees. It is native to Southern Arabia, especially in Dhofar. The Giant Millipede is one of the largest in the millipede group, reaching upwards of 15.2 inches in length and 2.6...
- Growing in low tufty patches.