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Native Millipedes

Unlike the invasive Portuguese Millipede, our native millipedes are an important player in maintaining a healthy soil.

Other invertebrates Healthy Soils

Noongar Names: Not known

Scientific Name: Solaenodolichopus spp.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Some native species (Solaenodolichopus sp) are common in Perth gardens and can be found under rocks, leaf litter, and thick mulch.

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Damplands, under logs, and in thick leaf litter.

Diet: Rotting vegetation

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Soil health

ReWild Benefits

Native millipedes are crucial decomposers in the environment. Maintaining soil health around our neighbourhoods helps maintain biodiversity as we work to drive a healthier ecosystem. You can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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