Ommatoiulus moreleti (Lucas, 1860)

Common name

Portugese Black Millipede

Status

Probably introduced

Identification

Ommatoiulus moreleti is a distinctive robust millipede, typically darkly pigmented with pink legs and antennae. Immatures paler in colour.
 
A description, with figures, is given by Gregory, Owen, Jones & Williams (2018).
Christian Owen
Christian Owen
Christian Owen

Distribution and Habitat

Discovered in April 2017 at a woodland in Glamorganshire, south Wales.

Reference

Gregory, S.J., Owen, C., Jones, G. & Williams, E. (2018) Ommatoiulus moreleti (Lucas, 1860) and Cylindroiulus pyrenaicus (Brölemann, 1897) new for the UK (Diplopoda, Julida: Julidae).  Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 30: 48-60.

idBmigTaxa

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