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
Myriapoda – fancytuna03 (CC BY-NC 4.0) Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Ommatoiulus moreletii – Reiner Richter (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Solaenodolichopus pruvoti – Beth Shaw (CC BY 4.0) Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Solaenodolichopus pruvoti – Beth Shaw (CC BY 4.0). Source: Atlas of Living Australia
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
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Natural ShelterNative shrubs, trees, and groundcover
Native millipedes will enjoy different native shrubs, trees, and groundcover. A layer of mulch and leaflitter can provide suitable habitat around the garden.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
A good layer of mulch can provide food for a hungry native millipedes.
Providing sources of water
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!