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mangkorn chomphoo

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  • My favorite is the zebra millipede.

    June 16, 2009

  • dragon milipede!

    and I thought flying cockroaches had just about cut it

    June 16, 2009

  • EEEEEEW!

    *shivers*

    June 16, 2009

  • *stunned on many levels*

    June 16, 2009

  • It's bright pink, smells of almonds and goes by the slightly camp name of "Mangkorn chomphoo" but you wouldn't want to mess with this beast.

    Discovered in central Thailand in 2007, Desmoxytes purpurosea is a large, spiny "dragon millipede" that oozes hydrogen cyanide to ward off predators - hence the almond-like smell.

    Mangkorn chomphoo - Thai for "shocking-pink dragon millipede" - is the latest addition to the dragon millipede family, whose members are found in south-east Asia and Australia.

    Picture here

    June 15, 2009