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Javan millipede (Remulopygus javanicus)

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

R. javanicus has a round head with a pair of reddish-brown antennas, the very end segment behind has a reddish-brown pointed horn and the whole body has a smooth and shiny surface.

Dlium Javan millipede (Remulopygus javanicus)

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

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



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Spirostreptida
Family: Harpagophoridae
Genus: Remulopygus
Species: R. javanicus

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