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Indian Fire Millipede (Aphistogoniulus Sp) INFORMATION of Madagascar Fire Millipede : Madagascar is home to an extraordinary amount of oddities, and one large family of oddities are the millipedes. They come in an overwhelming amount of shapes, sizes and colours. Unfortunately, they are poorly documented. In fact, entire sub families are almost completely undocumented. And it gets worse. With the rate of habitat destruction due to deforestation in Madagascar (90% already gone), most millipede species are extinct before ever being discovered and documented. And this continues to this very day. There are thousands of undiscovered millipedes that will be burned alive before any of us will have the honour of being the first human to see it. <br />
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Indian Fire Millipede (Aphistogoniulus Sp)

INFORMATION of Madagascar Fire Millipede : Madagascar is home to an extraordinary amount of oddities, and one large family of oddities are the millipedes. They come in an overwhelming amount of shapes, sizes and colours. Unfortunately, they are poorly documented. In fact, entire sub families are almost completely undocumented. And it gets worse. With the rate of habitat destruction due to deforestation in Madagascar (90% already gone), most millipede species are extinct before ever being discovered and documented. And this continues to this very day. There are thousands of undiscovered millipedes that will be burned alive before any of us will have the honour of being the first human to see it.

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  1. Good grief...that is magnificent! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Claire, Unfortunately I'm unable to identify the species. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Its gorgeous, very well captured! It reminds me a little bit of this one:

    Madagascar Fire Millipede (Aphistogoniulus Sp) Madagascar is home to an extraordinary amount of oddities, and one large family of oddities are the millipedes. They come in an overwhelming amount of shapes, sizes and colours. Unfortunately, they are poorly documented. In fact, entire sub families are almost completely undocumented. And it gets worse. With the rate of habitat destruction due to deforestation in Madagascar (90% already gone), most millipede species are extinct before ever being discovered and documented. And this continues to this very day. There are thousands of undiscovered millipedes that will be burned alive before any of us will have the honour of being the first human to see it.  Insects,Madagascar,Millipede,Pyreras Reserve
    Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
    1. Thanks for the speci info. Posted 5 years ago
      1. I'm not sure if this is the same species, Sunil, I just think they look similar. Given that most species in Madagascar only appear there, it is quite likely that these are not the same species. Posted 5 years ago
        1. I was searching for the Fire Millipede, but couldn't find its exact specie of indian type. So, just as a information i have included, the type of species what you have introduced. Posted 5 years ago
  3. wow....!! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Rakesh :) Posted 5 years ago
  4. Great crispness in this shot. Posted 5 years ago

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Uploaded Nov 25, 2013. Captured Sep 20, 2012 11:02 in Road, Semmedu-Kolli Hill Forest, Thinnanurnadu, Tamil Nadu 637411, India.
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • f/2.7
  • 1/159s
  • ISO80
  • 6mm