The Pennington Gap Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria dentata individuals are about 47.0 mm long and 11.4 mm wide (females 44.4 mm X 11.3 mm). Color: 3-spotted yellow (shown above), whitish-yellow, or red (shown above); 2-spotted yellow; striped yellow; and 4-spotted yellow (i.e., with paranotal, metatergal, and prozonal spots).
Note: Although many B. dentata have a 3-spotted yellow color pattern, there is considerable variation in color and pattern between mimic species at a site. Indeed, there is even variation within species B. dentata as a site. Hence, color is not a good character to diagnose B. dentata from other species.
Brachoria dentata genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
Brachoria dentata, 3-spotted whitish-yellow color morph. © Paul Marek
Brachoria dentata - 2-spotted yellow color morph. © Paul Marek
Brachoria dentata, striped yellow color morph. © Paul Marek
Brachoria dentata, 4-spotted yellow color morph. © Paul Marek
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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