Reproductive Biology

Sexes separate; unpaired gonopore opens out at the fourth pair of legs. Two kidney-shaped plates around gonopore distinguish adult males; fertilization indirect. Pearly white eggs have diameter 0.011 in (0.3 mm); deposited in masses of 4-25. First instar larva has six or seven pairs of legs; is very inactive. Second instar larva has eight pairs of legs, then follow stages with nine, 10, and 11 pairs of legs before the adult stage with 12 pairs of legs.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

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