Millipede (Diplopoda)Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus)  

Millepede at Pine Island to Point Hut

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Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Feb 2016
Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 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

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

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  • Coordinates 149.055585-35.426729
  • Altitude 560.0m

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