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Recent observations

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Square

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

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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)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

alice_shanks

Date

March 11, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

witherst

Date

February 21, 2016

Description

This little pill bug was seen in a garden adjacent to bush reserve. Can anyone identify it?

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nlblock

Date

November 5, 2007

Description

This one was huge! Three times as big as the ones I saw at our research site (http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2679036).

Photos / Sounds

Observer

nlblock

Date

October 29, 2007

Description

The photo with lots of millipedes shows part of a mating swarm that covered around 3 square meters.

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Square

Date

February 3, 2016 10:26 PM NZDT

Description

Pill Millipede

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

December 9, 2015 10:02 PM NZDT

Description

pill millipede

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hamishmcw

Date

October 24, 2015

Description

Dead myriapod found on forest track.

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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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