Polydesmus asthenestatus Pocock, 1894

Status

Naturalised

Identification

This small flat-back millipede can be easily confused with Brachydesmus superus or other Polydesmus species and identification is best undertaken by examination of male gonopods or female epigynal structures.

It is described and figured by Anderson (2015).

Roy Anderson

Distribution and Habitat

Discovered in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, in 2008 by Roy Anderson (2015) and subsequently in Co. Antrim.

Reference

Anderson, R. (2015) The establishment of an Italian flat-back millipede, Polydesmus asthenestatus Pocock, 1894 (Diplopoda: Polydesmidae) in Ireland. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group. 28: 38-43.

idBmigTaxa

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