Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Invertebrate: Millipedes.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:03 am
Posts: 167
Location: Marloth,is where i want to be.
Took this at Shibavatsengele lookout.on the S106.It is a millipede but not sure if it's an Giant African millipede as they are blackish.??
Image


Last edited by Nannie on Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Millipede.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:03 pm 
Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
It's one of the many kinds of Shongololo (Zulu and Xhosa , ukushonga, meaning to roll up), but I can't telll you which one.
Nice photo!

_________________
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Millipede.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:10 pm
Posts: 106
Location: Newcastle,UK
Wish I could help but my Field Guide to Insects has no Millipedes at all in it...has everything else but millipedes

_________________
To Infinity and....Beyond

Kruger, Numbi Gate, Field Guide Training- 2nd- 30th March

STIFFNECK member


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Giant Millipede
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:45 pm
Posts: 17
Hi all

Wondered if any experts out there could cast any light on these beyond that:

2 is a Giant Millipede photographed at Oudtshoorn late November


Thanks

Peter

2
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Millipede ID
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:09 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Middelburg, Mpumalanga
Good Day

Been searching all day and night for id of this guy....

Milipede photo taken at Kruger near Olifants camp.

Been told its a Zebra Millipede - cant find any taxonomy on that, Please help...

Driving me mad

Image

Thanx

NIQ


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Millipede ID
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:04 pm 
Offline
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Posts: 17943
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?
Hi and welcome NIQ! :yaya:

That looks like a shongololo (African Giant Millipede) to me, so probably a Archispirostreptus gigas.
The latin name is likely to be wrong as I think there are several kinds, but should help with IDing it.

_________________
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Millipede ID
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:46 am 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 pm
Posts: 743
Location: Brazil
Hi friends,

As you all probably know, these millipedes are very common in KNP. We saw them quite often both in camps and in the road, and also in the morning walk we did.

Image

Now, back home, looking for its identification, the only clue I found was that this would be a Black Portuguese Millipede (Ommatoiulus moreleti), and, in this case, an invading species... Is this correct?

Cheers
Charbel


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by Jurie van Vuuren at 12:26:03 Submitted by Stampajane at 14:20:37 Submitted by grannyb at 15:33:05 Submitted by grannyb at 14:18:33