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Recent observations

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Date

February 3, 2016 11:02 PM NZDT

Description

Pill Millipede

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Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Date

February 3, 2016 10:26 PM NZDT

Description

Pill Millipede

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Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Date

December 9, 2015 10:02 PM NZDT

Description

pill millipede

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

hamishmcw

Date

October 24, 2015

Description

Dead myriapod found on forest track.

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tbrooks

Date

December 25, 2015 11:25 AM CET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Sinharaja

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gailtv

Date

December 20, 2015

Description

A pill millipede

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adzebill

Date

December 26, 2015 11:35 AM NZDT

Description

Under wood, start of Raruraru Kauri Trail.

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

dwilson

Date

October 31, 2015

Place

Tamahunga (Google, OSM)

Description

Found in base of fallen nikau frond. It unrolled after several minutes when placed on a log, and then also on the palm of my hand.

C.8mm diameter when rolled up.

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What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

dhobern

Date

October 5, 2015 10:38 AM CEST

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

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mike68lusk

Date

September 12, 2015

Description

under log

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stevenkew

Date

September 11, 2015 09:12 AM EAT

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rivontsoa_andry

Date

September 11, 2015 08:58 AM AST
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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

No range data available.
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