Ophyiulus germanicus (Verhoeff, 1896)

Status

Unknown, probably introduced

Identification

This recently discovered millipede is very similar in appearence to Ophyiulus pilosus, but much larger in size. It could be confused with other species that have a pointed projecting telson, such as Julus scandinavius, Haplopodoiulus spathifer or even Tachypodoiulus niger, but the male's sickle shaped first pair of legs is characteristic of Ophyiulus spp. (see image to right).

Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Steve Gregory
Steve Gregory

Distribution and Habitat

A male and female were collected in November 2015 from a Local Wildlife Site in Oxford city, with additional specimens were collected the following spring.

idBmigTaxa

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