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    • Sphaerotheriida

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

pill millipedes Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

November 1, 2012 02:18 PM IST

Description

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

September 14, 2012 07:45 AM IST

Description

Pill Bug

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 14th September 2012

Equipment: Nikon D300s with Nikkor AF 28-105mm lens

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

lotlhmoq

Date

October 28, 2005

Description

Swarming behaviour of the world’s largest giant pill-millipede species.
Probably juvenile individuals.
Geotagging only approximative.
Identification after : Wesener, Schütte; Madagascar Conservation and Development, Vol.5(2), Dec 2010.
This species seems to be the only species in the order Sphaerotheriida with swarming behaviour.

Madagascar, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, October 28, 2005
photo: lotlhmoq

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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.