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Recent observations

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Observer

nikongirl

Date

April 15, 2016 09:49 PM NZST

Description

A small nocturnal native millipede on the side of rata tree trunk

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vegestoc

Date

June 20, 2016

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danilo_hegg

Date

April 27, 2016 12:15 AM NZST

Place

Lewis Pass (Google, OSM)

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dennis-mada

Date

October 28, 2015 08:36 AM EAT

Place

Moramanga (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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danilo_hegg

Date

April 18, 2016 11:32 PM NZST

Description

Uniform colour morph. As per description by Holloway, the posterior margin of the tergites is black

http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_84/rsnz_84_02_003640.pdf

There was one (or more than one) nearly on every tree

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danilo_hegg

Date

April 18, 2016 10:37 PM NZST

Description

Marbled morph

http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_84/rsnz_84_02_003640.pdf

There was one (or more than one) nearly on every tree

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What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

terathopius

Date

October 28, 2015 08:13 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

bcal003

Date

the past

Description

On bark of tree

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Observer

alice_shanks

Date

April 15, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

December 25, 2011 01:59 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kate_curtis

Date

March 22, 2016

Description

Found in the leaf litter
(Nina Valley)

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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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