1. This millipede (Motyxia sequoiae) is one of only eight bioluminescent millipede species - out of 12,000 species worldwide. All eight glowing species live in three adjacent counties in south central California. They emit a greenish-blue light that intensifies when they’re disturbed.
This model (about 18x life size) can be seen in Creatures of Light.
Photo by Denis. 

    This millipede (Motyxia sequoiae) is one of only eight bioluminescent millipede species - out of 12,000 species worldwide. All eight glowing species live in three adjacent counties in south central California. They emit a greenish-blue light that intensifies when they’re disturbed.

    This model (about 18x life size) can be seen in Creatures of Light.

    Photo by Denis. 

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