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Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus)

Millepede at Pine Island to Point Hut

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
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Solaenodolichopus sp. (genus) 1 Jun 2017 michaelb

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michaelb noted:
30 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.

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

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michaelb 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
michaelb 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
RogerF wrote:
   30 Jun 2017
A great story on Bowerbird and a good find Michael.
Roger
michaelb wrote:
   1 Jul 2017
Thanks Roger

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Nearby sightings

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Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Nov 2019 by michaelb
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 20 Aug 2018 by michaelb
Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 20 Aug 2018 by michaelb
Hakea sericea (Needlebush) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 20 Aug 2018 by michaelb
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dashed Geometrid) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Nov 2017 by michaelb
Strepsinoma foveata (Pyralid moth, Snout moth) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 30 Oct 2017 by michaelb
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 26 Oct 2017 by michaelb
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 5 Oct 2017 by Alison Milton
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2017 by michaelb
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2017 by michaelb
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 22 Feb 2017 by michaelb
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 18 Jan 2017 by michaelb
Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 21 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 21 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 21 Dec 2016 by michaelb
Rosulabryum sp. (A moss) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 17 Nov 2016 by michaelb
Setaria parviflora (Slender Pigeon Grass) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Mar 2016 by michaelb
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 25 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 16 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 13 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Callococcus acaciae (Burgan woolly scale) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 5 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-eater) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 3 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 4 Oct 2015 by RyuCallaway
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 30 Mar 2015 by michaelb
Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens (Bushy Needlewood) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 30 Mar 2015 by michaelb
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 2 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Nycticorax caledonicus (Nankeen Night-Heron) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Nov 2014 by michaelb
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Nov 2014 by michaelb
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Nov 2014 by michaelb
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 19 Nov 2014 by michaelb
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 29 Apr 2014 by michaelb
Artamus cyanopterus (Dusky Woodswallow) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 2 Apr 2014 by michaelb
Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 30 May 2007 by michaelb
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 6 Mar 2007 by michaelb
Wahlenbergia luteola (Yellowish Bluebell) at Pine Island to Point Hut - 7 Nov 2006 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Feb 2016 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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