The Jamestown Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria divicuma individuals are about 44.3 mm long and 10.8 mm wide (females 45.4 mm X 11.1 mm). Color: 3-spotted yellow.
Brachoria divicuma genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
HabitatBrachoria divicuma specimens were collected during the day (11:30) in a maple and tulip poplar forest near a small stream. Individuals were found on a steep slope near the flowing waters of Campbell Hollow. No other xystodesmids were encountered sympatrically. Note: Individuals of B. divicuma may be confused in the field with B. initialis (whose range overlaps with B. divicuma, but was not found co-occurring).
DistributionKnown from the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee (Fentress and Morgan counties) and 27 km north in the Plateau Escarpment in Kentucky (McCreary and Pulaski counties). The closest known Brachoria species, B. initialis and B. kentuckiana occur about eight air km southwest and 18 air km east.
Conservation statusBrachoria divicuma is threatened by habitat loss due to agriculture (especially growing demand for paper products), coal mining, development, and the invasion of exotic species.
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Keeton WT. 1965. Descriptions of three new species of Brachoria, with notes on established species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 78: 225-240.
Hoffman R.L. 1999. Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication. No. 8. Martinsville: Virginia Museum of Natural History.
About This PageWork on the millipede Tree of Life pages was supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to Paul Marek and Jason Bond (DEB 0607996) and a Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy Grant to Petra Sierwald, Jason Bond, and William Shear (DEB 0529715).
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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