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Millipede (Diplopoda)Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family)

Millipede at Umbagong District Park

2 images

Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) at Umbagong District Park - 2 Mar 2012
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) at Umbagong District Park - 2 Mar 2012

Identification history

Millipede (Diplopoda) Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) 15 Dec 2017 michaelb
Millipede (Diplopoda) Diplopoda sp. (class) 12 Dec 2017 KimPullen
Unidentified 12 Dec 2017 Christine

5 comments

michaelb wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Hi Christine
How big was this creature?
Christine wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Hi Michael, unfortunately I did not record the size of this one. It was the day after two days of extremely heavy rains, and I had gone out to see how everything was, and discovered dead weebill nestlings in the nest, so was a bit upset. It could have been the same as the one recorded a year earlier in a nearby location (see 3383770), and I may have just thought Ah, another one of those. It does look (to me) pretty similar, but I realise I have not recorded enough information about this one. I do have anther photo (from above but slightly out of focus) if you think that would help?
michaelb wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Paradoxosomatidae ID by Dr Robert Mesibov. He said "but I'm afraid the image quality isn't good enough to go any further". So I don't know if the extra image would help.
Millipede species are hard to distinguish from one-another, and to identify to species normally requires a close look at the minute bodyparts of the animal, and usually the 'gonopods' of an adult male.
Christine wrote:
   17 Dec 2017
Michael, I have added a second image, but happy to leave the id as it is as i have not provided enough information. Thanks for your info, I understand the difficulty in identification, but do not think I will capture and try to get different angles if i see them again. I will try to be more specific about the size though.
michaelb wrote:
   17 Dec 2017
Thanks Christine. I will leave the ID as it is.

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Nearby Sightings

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Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019
Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018
Cherax destructor (Common Yabby) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018
Polistes (Polistes) chinensis (Asian paper wasp) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018
Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Umbagong District Park - 29 Oct 2017
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Umbagong District Park - 9 Mar 2011
Gyrinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified whirligig beetle) at Umbagong District Park - 9 Mar 2011
Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Umbagong District Park - 17 Feb 2010

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Mar 2012 Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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