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Species Boraria deturkiana

Boraria deturkiana - male Boraria deturkiana - male Boraria deturkiana - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family Xystodesmidae
Tribe Rhysodesmini
Genus Boraria
Species deturkiana (Boraria deturkiana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aporiaria deturkiana Causey, 1942
Howellaria deturkiana Hoffman, 1950
Explanation of Names
Boraria deturkiana (Causey, 1942)
Size
2.7 cm
Identification
Paranota red-orange with caudal metatergal line connecting them. Anterior portion of metazonites mottled brown-black. Collum similar. Antennae, legs white. Gonopods with an "apically prolonged acropodite." Also have "ventrally spined postgonopodal coxae"(1)
Range
Southwestern North Carolina (Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties) and adjacent Tennessee (GSMNP; Blount and Sevier counties)
Habitat
Leaf litter
Food
Decaying leaves
Remarks
This species has the smallest range in the genus.
Print References
(2)
Works Cited
1.Distribution of the American milliped genus Boraria Chamberlin, 1943: Introductions of B. stricta (Brölemann, 1896) in New York
Shelley, Rowland M.; McAllister, Chris T.; Nagy, Christopher M.; Weckel, Mark E.; Christie, Roderick G.; Wilson, P; &Wilson, A. 2011. Insecta Mundi.
2.Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
Richard L. Hoffman. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications.