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Insects and Kin


15850: Natural History Museum > Insects and Kin

submitted by Museum Administration on 14.09.2008

Vromopapadia

Vromopapadia
Copyright (2004) Peter Basant Tzannes

The vromopapadia is a harmless millipede whose names translates as 'stinking priest's wife.' That’s because, when prodded, the vromopapadia emits an oily, sickly, lingering stench. In dry weather, the vromopapadia hides outdoors, under leaves and rocks. Photograph by Peter B Tzannes, 2004

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