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Flat Back Millipede

Scientific Name
Brachydesmus superus
Scientific Author
Latzel, 1884
Taxonomy
(Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Polydesmidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Length 8-10 mm; breadth 0.8-1.1 mm; sometimes almost white, sometimes slightly greyish to light brown; 19 rings; all tubercles well raised and distinct; ozadenes near the posterior edges of the paranotal keels of rings V and VII; epigynal flanges present.

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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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
23/03/2011 02:20 AEST
Last Updated
20/03/2014 00:38 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Flat Back Millipede (Brachydesmus superus) Updated on 3/20/2014 12:38:41 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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