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Gigantowales chisholmi

Millipede at Umbagong District Park

Gigantowales chisholmi at Umbagong District Park - 16 Mar 2011
Gigantowales chisholmi at Umbagong District Park - 16 Mar 2011
Gigantowales chisholmi at Umbagong District Park - 16 Mar 2011
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Identification history

Gigantowales chisholmi 25 Oct 2017 michaelb
Gigantowales chisholmi 25 Oct 2017 michaelb
Unidentified 23 Oct 2017 Christine

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
25 Oct 2017

This is the first record of this species in the Canberra area. A quote from Dr Bob Mesibov: "Gigantowales chisholmi is quite common in the coastal forests but there are no previous records for it in the ACT. It's highly unlikely that such a large and conspicuous millipede escaped the attention of ACT collectors in past decades. It's more likely it's been delivered to the ACT along the Kings Highway from somewhere to the east."

Author's notes

Maybe a bit longer than 50mm

4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   24 Oct 2017
Hi Christine
Just checking the size of this millipede. You say a bit longer than 50mm, which is quite big, but you also said in the additional information that it was 25-50mm.
Can you please confirm the size?
Christine wrote:
   25 Oct 2017
Hi Michael, sorry, I am still not good with mm. The sighting was a while ago, but I do remember it, and remember that it was a big millipede. So I will say definitely longer than 50mm, but not heaps longer. Possibly 60-70mm.
michaelb wrote:
   25 Oct 2017
Thanks Christine, the size is important. This is a new species for our area. See the notes above for a significant sighting.
Christine wrote:
   25 Oct 2017
Thank you Michael.

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Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Feb 2019 by AlisonMilton
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Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Umbagong District Park - 12 Feb 2018 by Alison Milton
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Umbagong District Park - 30 Jan 2012 by Christine
Hydromys chrysogaster (Rakali or Water Rat) at Umbagong District Park - 4 May 2011 by Christine
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Umbagong District Park - 4 May 2011 by Christine
Arctiinae (subfamily) (A Tiger Moth or Woolly Bear) at Umbagong District Park - 4 May 2011 by Christine
Arctiinae (subfamily) (A Tiger Moth or Woolly Bear) at Umbagong District Park - 1 May 2011 by Christine
Oecophorinae (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Austroicetes sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Cordulephya pygmaea (Common Shutwing) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Bobilla victoriae (A trigonidiid cricket) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Ctenotus sp. (genus) (A comb-eared skink) at Umbagong District Park - 6 Apr 2011 by Christine
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Mar 2011 by Christine
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Mar 2011 by Christine
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Umbagong District Park - 15 Mar 2011 by Christine
Cyprinus carpio (Common Carp) at Umbagong District Park - 28 Dec 2010 by Christine
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Umbagong District Park - 28 Dec 2010 by Christine
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Umbagong District Park - 24 Dec 2010 by Christine

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Mar 2011 10:02 AM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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