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glomeris sp.. The Pill Millipede rolls up into a tight...
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Image #: DSC_0398-20001
Species: glomeris sp.
Location: Kedah, Malaysia
Description: The Pill Millipede rolls up into a tight ball when disturbed or threatened. The hard exoskeleton protects it's softer undersides from predators. Being detritivores, these arthropods play an important role in the forest ecosystem. They contribute by recycling nutrients when feeding on decomposing organic matter on the forest floors.