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Millipede (Diplopoda)Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus)  

Millepede at Greenway, ACT

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Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Greenway, ACT - 4 Feb 2016

Identification history

Millipede (Diplopoda) Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) 31 May 2017 michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014!

Significant sighting

michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! noted:
29 Jun 2017

These are the first records of an undescribed species for the Canberra area. Bob Mesibov says Solaenodolichopus is a dry and wet tropical and subtropical Australian genus, with a few New South Wales species, but not from cool, dry, elevated places like the ACT. See comments below.

Author's notes

On the east side of the Murrumbidgee River, north of Pine Island.

4 comments

michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   1 Jun 2017
ID by Bob Mesibov at BowerBird. There is a long story about this one, which I will tell later when I have time. See:
http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/55682
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   30 Jun 2017
After submitting these photos to BowerBird I received an email from Ken Walker with a note from Dr Bob Mesibov who is a millepede expert. Bob asked me to collect a live specimen of a mature male for him to examine, and send it to him in Tasmania for identification. With luck I was able to do this. Later I was able to find another specimen of a female.
Bob identified the specimens as an undescribed species millipede, Solaenodolichopus sp. They were the first records of the genus from the Canberra area.
Later on Bob did a writeup in the BowerBird newsletter (BowerBird Bugle, edition 40, pages 34 to 37) about what he considered to be an amazing find.
Visit:
http://researchdata.museum.vic.gov.au/BowerBird_Bugle/BowerBird_Bugle.html
or
http://researchdata.museum.vic.gov.au/BowerBird_Bugle/Edition_40.pdf
RogerFFounding Explorer - RogerF joined us in 2014! wrote:
   30 Jun 2017
A great story on Bowerbird and a good find Michael.
Roger
michaelbMultiple Significant Sightings - michaelb has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - michaelb has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - michaelb joined us in 2014! wrote:
   1 Jul 2017
Thanks Roger

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Nearby sightings

Dissomorphia australiaria at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2017
Strepsinoma foveata at Greenway, ACT - 30 Oct 2017
Aquila audax at Greenway, ACT - 6 Oct 2017
Eleale pulchra at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2017
Cassinia quinquefaria at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2017
Cassinia longifolia at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Greenway, ACT - 18 Jan 2017
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Greenway, ACT - 21 Dec 2016
Psaltoda moerens at Greenway, ACT - 21 Dec 2016
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) at Greenway, ACT - 21 Dec 2016
Rosulabryum sp. at Greenway, ACT - 17 Nov 2016
Setaria parviflora at Greenway, ACT - 13 Mar 2016
Grevillea juniperina at Greenway, ACT - 25 Jan 2016
Eurystomus orientalis at Greenway, ACT - 16 Jan 2016
Gastrimargus musicus at Greenway, ACT - 13 Jan 2016
Callococcus acaciae at Greenway, ACT - 5 Jan 2016
Merops ornatus at Greenway, ACT - 3 Jan 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Greenway, ACT - 4 Oct 2015
Nephila edulis at Greenway, ACT - 30 Mar 2015
Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens at Greenway, ACT - 30 Mar 2015
Oedaleus australis at Greenway, ACT - 2 Jan 2015
Nycticorax caledonicus at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Cassinia longifolia at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Cheilanthes sieberi at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Bulbine glauca at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Hibbertia obtusifolia at Greenway, ACT - 30 Apr 2014
Artamus cyanopterus at Greenway, ACT - 2 Apr 2014
Phalaris aquatica at Greenway, ACT - 31 May 2007
Sorghum leiocladum at Greenway, ACT - 7 Mar 2007
Wahlenbergia luteola at Greenway, ACT - 8 Nov 2006
Dissomorphia australiaria at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2017
Strepsinoma foveata at Greenway, ACT - 30 Oct 2017
Aquila audax at Greenway, ACT - 6 Oct 2017
Eleale pulchra at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2017
Cassinia quinquefaria at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2017
Cassinia longifolia at Greenway, ACT - 22 Feb 2017
Gastrimargus musicus at Greenway, ACT - 18 Jan 2017
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Greenway, ACT - 21 Dec 2016
Psaltoda moerens at Greenway, ACT - 21 Dec 2016
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) at Greenway, ACT - 21 Dec 2016
Rosulabryum sp. at Greenway, ACT - 17 Nov 2016
Setaria parviflora at Greenway, ACT - 13 Mar 2016
Grevillea juniperina at Greenway, ACT - 25 Jan 2016
Eurystomus orientalis at Greenway, ACT - 16 Jan 2016
Gastrimargus musicus at Greenway, ACT - 13 Jan 2016
Callococcus acaciae at Greenway, ACT - 5 Jan 2016
Merops ornatus at Greenway, ACT - 3 Jan 2016
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Greenway, ACT - 4 Oct 2015
Nephila edulis at Greenway, ACT - 30 Mar 2015
Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens at Greenway, ACT - 30 Mar 2015
Oedaleus australis at Greenway, ACT - 2 Jan 2015
Nycticorax caledonicus at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Cassinia longifolia at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Cheilanthes sieberi at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Bulbine glauca at Greenway, ACT - 19 Nov 2014
Hibbertia obtusifolia at Greenway, ACT - 30 Apr 2014
Artamus cyanopterus at Greenway, ACT - 2 Apr 2014
Phalaris aquatica at Greenway, ACT - 31 May 2007
Sorghum leiocladum at Greenway, ACT - 7 Mar 2007
Wahlenbergia luteola at Greenway, ACT - 8 Nov 2006

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