The Kentucky River Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria electa individuals are about 38.4 mm long and 9.4 mm wide (females 39.0 mm X 10.5 mm). Color: Striped yellow (2.5Y 8.5/8); and striped yellow with small yellow metatergal spots medially.
Brachoria electa genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
Brachoria electa specimens were collected during the day (13:00) from a maple, birch, oak, and tulip poplar forest. Individuals were found in the small valley of Wildcat Creek, which runs into the Kentucky River. One other xystodesmid encountered sympatrically at this locality is Apheloria virginiensis corrugata, which appears similar in coloration with B. electa. Note: Individuals of B. electa may easily be confused in the field with A. virginiensis corrugata due to similarity in color patterns.
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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