December 29, 2008

Hot-pink and bitchy

Posted in animals, bugs, celebrity, Fashion tagged , , , , , , at 6:17 pm by Skybluepink

You may have heard that more than 1,000 new species were found in the Greater Mekong area between 1997 and 2007.  Amazing discoveries, from spiders the size of dinner plates to woolly bats, but perhaps the most intriguing of all these creatures is the Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)

Pink Dragon Millipede

The millipede may look “pretty” but this is not a candy-coated cuddley critter…it’s spiny and toxic and shoots cyanide if “bugged”. Far from a fashion statement, the millipede’s colour is designed to warn potential predators of its toxicity.

For some reason this image pops into my head…




  1. fevah said,

    don’t remind me. Did you see what bit me.

  2. Dragon millipedes and dragon ladies…All seems to work together. After all, what doesn’t go with pink?

  3. […] Talk Talk, or simply listen January 11, 2009 Filed under: Art, England, bugs, love, music — Skybluepink @ 2:21 am Tags: childhood, dreams, life, memory, music, Pink Dragon millipede, Talk Talk, video, You Tube In a reflective mood tonight, or is it morning now? Anyway, here’s a favourite song from my childhood that’s currently on my ipod and on my mind. There’s a millipede in this video but he’s neither hot pink or bitchy. […]

  4. Lesley Dewar said,

    That is an interesting comparison – except that the millipede has much better legs. 🙂 found you through Alphainventions

    Nice blog.

  5. Skybluepink said,

    Thanks, I’m having fun with it!

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