Paraspirobolus lucifugus (Gervais, 1837)

Iniesta, Luiz Felipe Moretti, Bouzan, Rodrigo Salvador, Rodrigues, Patrícia Elesbão da Silva, Almeida, Thais Melo de, Ott, Ricardo & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos, 2021, A preliminary survey and range extension of millipedes species introduced in Brazil (Myriapoda, Diplopoda), Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 61, pp. 1-18 : 14

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Paraspirobolus lucifugus (Gervais, 1837)


Paraspirobolus lucifugus (Gervais, 1837) View in CoL ( Figs. 2C View Figure 2 , 7 View Figure 7 C-D)

Descriptive notes: See Attems (1900: figs. 13-16) and Brölemann (1902: 184, figs. 223-227).

Identification: According to the descriptions made by Attems (1900) and Brölemann (1902), males of P. lucifugus can be recognized by the anterior and posterior gonopods. Coxae of the anterior gonopods separated by wide sternum slightly indented in midline ( Attems, 1900: figs.13-14; Brölemann,1902:fig. 226; Fig.7C View Figure 7 ).Telopodites of the posterior gonopods apically fusiform and with a broad lobe ( Attems,1900: fig. 16; Fig. 7D View Figure 7 ). An overview of its taxonomic status was made by Jeekel (2001).

Distribution: Paraspirobolus lucifugus is widespread in the tropics and in greenhouses from Europe ( Jeekel, 2001; Enghoff et al., 2004; Korsós,2004). In Brazil,the species has been recorded only in the coastal region from the Atlantic Forest and in urban areas. All records of the species were obtained from the literature.

Historical records: Espírito Santo: São Mateus [- 18.718937°S; - 39.861257°W] ( Schubart, 1947); Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro, Tijuca [- 22.935505°S; - 43.243112°W] ( Schubart, 1947); Jacarepaguá [- 22.953677°S; - 43.408759°W] ( Schubart, 1947). São Paulo: Aparecida do Norte [- 22.867750°S; - 45.228194°W] ( Schubart, 1947); Ilhabela [- 23.817663°S; - 45.369504°W], xi.1896, 2♂ 5♀ ( Brölemann, 1902); Santos [- 23.974598°S; - 46.307597°W], ix.1896, ♀ ( Brölemann, 1902).

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