Nemasoma varicorne C.L. Koch, 1847, C. L. Koch, 1847

Kime, Richard Desmond & Enghoff, Henrik, 2017, Atlas of European millipedes 2: Order Julida (Class Diplopoda), European Journal of Taxonomy 346, pp. 1-299: 36-37

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.346

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9600FFB8-3FB9-4522-B030-D5A6B145EDEB

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3867304

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AE61D913-FF82-FFE2-FDB0-4DDFFC70FD9A

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Nemasoma varicorne C.L. Koch, 1847
status

 

51. Nemasoma varicorne C.L. Koch, 1847  

Distribution

AT, BA, BE, BG, BY, CH, CZ, DE, DK-DEN, FI, FR-FRA, GB-GRB, GB-NI, HR, HU, IE, IT-ITA, IT- SI, LT, LU, LV, MK, NL, NO-NOR, PL, RO, RU-KGD, RU-RUC, SB, SE, SI, SK, UA. North, Central and Eastern Europe. Missing from most of the Mediterranean region and the whole of SW Europe.

Habitat

Obligate subcorticole found on a wide variety of trees, although some species seem to be favoured, especially Fagus sylvatica   . In Sweden, however, the most frequent ‘host’ is Populus tremula   ; in the Rhein-Main region of Germany, it is Alnus glutinosa   . Common on Populus tremula   in Belarus ( Tarasevich 1992). It may occasionally be found on the ground and has been taken in pitfall traps, even in grassland, perhaps during dispersal. It occurs in the southern taiga, broad-leaved and mixed forests as well as the northern forest-steppe.

Remarks

Parthenogenetic in the western, northern, eastern and southern parts of its large range, bisexual in the centre; areas of overlap where both forms occur are so far located in Denmark, the Netherlands, western Germany and Lithuania ( Enghoff 1976, 1994; Hoy Jensen et al. 2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Julida

Family

Nemasomatidae

Genus

Nemasoma