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What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

June 2, 2014

Description

We kept seeing these large green millipedes throughout the park, such as here at Camp 2. They looked similar in shape to the rolly-pollies I am familiar with from the US, but they were several inches long and green in color.

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Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 02:46 PM EDT

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What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

csparr

Date

August 13, 2012 04:28 PM EDT

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 5, 2015 05:43 PM NZDT

Description

Molt.

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 8, 2015 11:04 AM NZDT

Description

Not a velvet worm, but almost as good! Found under a log. About the size of a small shooter marble.

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Observer

epitree

Date

April 26, 2015

Description

12mm

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

montyk

Date

March 29, 2015

Description

could be a millipede, maybe a Pill Millipede?

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philg-j

Date

February 19, 2015

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Observer

moenicoleosborn

Date

January 5, 2015 10:09 AM SAST

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What

Giant Pill Millipedes Order Sphaerotheriida

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

June 9, 2008 02:50 PM EAT

Description

Like giant pillbugs! I learned recently that these were probably introduced from India and have fairly limited distribution in the Amani Nature Reserve. This is one of the areas where they are common.

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What

Pill Millipede Family Sphaerotheriidae

Observer

snbs

Date

June 19, 2014

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Observer

chrismorse

Date

March 29, 2011 08:20 PM NZDT

Description

Giant Pill Millipede on tree trunk in Beech/Kamahi Forest at Jubilee Flat, Arawhata River.

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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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