On bark of tree
Found in the leaf litter
This little pill bug was seen in a garden adjacent to bush reserve. Can anyone identify it?
This one was huge! Three times as big as the ones I saw at our research site (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2679036).
The photo with lots of millipedes shows part of a mating swarm that covered around 3 square meters.
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