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Javan millipede (Remulopygus javanicus)

Javan millipede or keluwing or luwing (Remulopygus javanicus) is an animal species in Harpagophoridae, cylindrical and elongated, 150 mm long, 15 mm wide, consisting of 60 segments, each of which has two pairs of legs, black and brown with reddish legs.

R. javanicus has a round head with a size smaller than the body segments, the end segment at the tail has a reddish-brown tapered horn, a pair of reddish brown antennae, the whole body has a smooth and shiny surface.

Dlium Javan millipede (Remulopygus javanicus)


Javan millipede moves slowly and when touched will quickly roll itself up with the legs placed on the inside. Keluwing is a herbivore, eating plants to get all the nutrients. including fruit, wood and dry leaves, but sometimes also parts of living plants.

Generally foraging at night, but sometimes found wandering around in the morning. Keluwing breed in burrows to lay eggs, after which the burrows are closed, then abandoned. They spend most of their time in underground pits and tunnels to rest.





Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Diplopoda
Subclass: Chilognatha
Infraclass: Helminthomorpha
Subterclass: Eugnatha
Superorder: Juliformia
Order: Spirostreptida
Suborder: Spirostreptidea
Superfamily: Spirostreptoidea
Family: Harpagophoridae
Subfamily: Harpagophorinae
Tribe: Thyropygini
Genus: Remulopygus
Species: Remulopygus javanicus

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