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Spotted Snake Millipede

Scientific Name
Blaniulus guttulatus
Scientific Author
(Fabricius, 1798)
Taxonomy
(Diplopoda: Julida: Blaniulidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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NZA539
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Thérèse Oliver MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Whitish to cream; ozadenes blood-red in life, darkening in preserved animals and sometimes staining much of the surrounding cuticle; fringing setae about one quarter the length of metazonite; without ocelli.

Male

Adult stadium VIII 33-47 rings; length 8-14 mm; diameter 0.4-0.6 mm.

Female

Adult stadium IX-XI 36-54 rings; length 9-16 mm; diameter 0.5-0.7 mm.

References

- Blower, J.G. (1985). Millipedes. Keys and notes for the identification of the species. E.J. Brill/Dr. W. Backhuys, London, 242 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
23/03/2011 02:12 AEST
Last Updated
19/03/2014 22:54 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Spotted Snake Millipede (Blaniulus guttulatus) Updated on 3/19/2014 10:54:29 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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