And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tractor Millipede

During out last Borneo trip at Christmas 2008, I managed to get quite a bit of video footage of some of the interesting invertebrates in the rainforest of Danum Valley in Sabah.

This is the ancient-looking Tractor Millipede (Genus Barydesmus) which feeds on rotting vegetation in the rainforest. About 5 inches long and quite harmless.

1 comment:

Wilma said...

Looks like a watch strap with legs. Very cool!