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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

montyk

Date

March 29, 2015

Description

could be a millipede, maybe a Pill Millipede?

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

philg-j

Date

February 19, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

moenicoleosborn

Date

January 5, 2015 10:09 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Arthrosphaera brandtii Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

June 9, 2008 02:50 PM EAT

Description

Like giant pillbugs! I learned recently that these were probably introduced from India and have fairly limited distribution in the Amani Nature Reserve. This is one of the areas where they are common.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

snbs

Date

June 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Procyliosoma Genus Procyliosoma

Observer

chrismorse

Date

March 29, 2011 08:20 PM NZDT

Description

Giant Pill Millipede on tree trunk in Beech/Kamahi Forest at Jubilee Flat, Arawhata River.

Photos / Sounds

What

Genus Procyliosoma Genus Procyliosoma

Observer

epitree

Date

March 9, 2014

Description

10mm Pill Millipede. Under log.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

stevepawson

Date

February 8, 2014

Place

lewis pass (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

dwilson

Date

March 31, 2012

Place

Tamahunga (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on tree trunk, about 1m above ground, almost completely rolled up. Taken off for photo, and put back again.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

stevepawson

Date

March 30, 2013

Place

rotoiti (Google, OSM)

Description

Found under a rotting log on the lake front, not sure which species as I was not patient enough to wait for it to uncurl.

It was pretty big by pill millipede standards.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Genus Procyliosoma Genus Procyliosoma

Observer

thomasjwalsh

Date

November 1, 2010

Description

During a mid morning walk to Harwoods hole I saw this millipede crawling across the track. It rolled up into a defensive ball once it saw me.

I suspect its a Giant pill millipede. Procyliosoma tuberculata.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

teague

Date

January 15, 2010 04:18 PM CET
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Description from Wikipedia

Sphaerotheriida (from the Latin sphaerium = ball) is an order of millipedes in the infraclass Pentazonia, sometimes known as giant pill millipedes. They inhabit southern Africa, Madagascar, South and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Like the Northern Hemisphere pill millipedes of the order Glomerida, these millipedes can roll into a ball when disturbed. When they are rolled-up, most sphaerotheriids reach a maximum size of a cherry or golf ball, but some species from Madagascar can

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