The Glendale Hills Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria glendalea individuals are about 40.5 mm long and 10.7 mm wide (females 42.7 mm X 10.8). Color: 2-spotted yellow.
Brachoria glendalea genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
HabitatBrachoria glendalea specimens were collected during the day (9:30 and 13:00) in two localities: at the type locality, in a disturbed area in Nashville, and at Radnor Lake State Nature Preserve. I found two millipedes within the city limits of Nashville, one of which, a large female, I did not collect. The Nashville locality is a shaded and disturbed gully with Hedera helix blanketing a large part of the soil. No other xystodesmids were encountered sympatrically here. Brachoria glendalea from Radnor Lake were found in a maple, birch, and tulip poplar forest in a moist gully. One other xystodesmid encountered co-occurring at the Radnor Lake locality is Falloria mimetica.
DistributionKnown from the Interior Plateau of Tennessee in Davidson County south through Marshall County and into Maury, Bedford, and Coffee counties; and west to Hickman County. The closest known Brachoria species, B. initialis occurs south and east of B. glendalea. Brachoria hubrichti occurs east in the environs of the Cumberland Plateau and Sequatchie Valley.
Conservation statusBrachoria glendalea 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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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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