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.

Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Keith Lugg
Steve Gregory
Steve Gregory

Distribution and Habitat

A male and female were collected from a Local Wildlife Site in Oxford city. Additional specimens were collected in spring 2016.

idBmigTaxa

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