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  rust-coloured millipedes (mating)

 

Vietnam

In the mating season, rust-coloured millipedes come out of their hiding places, often in large quantities, in order to find a mating partner.

 

When they meet to mate, they curl around each other, interlocked with their heads close together.

 

  rust-coloured millipedes (mating)

 

  rust-coloured millipedes (mating)

 

In the bottom two pictures, the exchange of a body fluid, as well as their blackish compound eyes, can clearly be observed.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.