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! Confirmed

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.

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 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
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
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 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
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
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

Species information

Sighting information

  • Pine Island to Point Hut Location
  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • 4 Feb 2016 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
  • Notes:
    On the east side of the Murrumbidgee River, north of Pine Island.

Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) locations

Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) has been recorded at:

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