4th March 2013
The shocking pink dragon millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea) was initially described in 2007 from Thailand and belongs to a genus of spiny “dragon” millipedes. Like many large millipedes, this species secretes bitter, poisonous hydrogen cyanide when bothered by predators. The startling color serves as a warning to any would-be attackers.
(Photo(s)) The shocking pink dragon millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea) was initially described in 2007 from Thailand and belongs to a genus of spiny “dragon” millipedes. Like many large millipedes, this species secretes bitter, poisonous hydrogen cyanide when bothered by predators. The startling color serves as a warning to any would-be attackers.
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The shocking pink dragon millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea) was initially described in 2007 from Thailand and belongs to a genus of spiny “dragon” millipedes. Like many large millipedes, this species secretes bitter, poisonous hydrogen cyanide when bothered by predators. The startling color serves as a warning to any would-be attackers.

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