Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

Scientists have determined the swarms of thousands of millipedes that infest parts of Japan aren’t random. The arthropods, which gather in clusters so large they can delay train traffic, are on a unique eight-year life cycle. This makes the ‘train millipedes’ the only other periodical animal besides cicadas, and the only non-insect. Researchers uncovered the … Read more Millipede swarms disrupting Japan’s trains for 50 years only emerge every eight years, study finds

World’s oldest ‘bug’ is a fossilized 425-million-year-old millipede discovered on a Scottish Island

World’s oldest ‘bug’ is a fossilized 425-million-year-old millipede discovered on a Scottish Island that suggests the ancient creatures evolved from water to live on land in just 40 million years The fossilized millipede was found on the Scottish Island of Kerrera An improve dating technique found it is 75 million years younger than believed Researchers … Read more World’s oldest ‘bug’ is a fossilized 425-million-year-old millipede discovered on a Scottish Island