Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tractor Millipede

I have seen this animal several times both in Borneo and West Malaysia, crawling over the fissures of tree bark. The wave-like mechanical movement of the limbs makes it look like a some kind of high-tech robotic Japanese toy.

Well, I finally found its name on internet, its called Barydesmus – a tractor millipede from SE Asia. Its a strict vegetarian and preferred to be left alone – thank you.

This particular one was found in a limestone outcrop in Western Sarawak.

4 comments:

Hermes said...

Thank God its a veggie - I am not keen on creepy-crawlies of any kind.

titania said...

I don't want to touch it but thank you for showing it. One more interesting creature to see thanks to your blog.

Anonymous said...

hortlog.blogspot.com; You saved my day again.

Hort Log said...

Hi Anon,

care to tell me how I saved the day ?

Related Posts with Thumbnails