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Amphitomeus attemsi From the heated greenhouse of an orchid grower in Luttelgeest, 2014 Amphitomeus attemsi,Diplopoda,Millipede,Myriapoda,Oniscodesmidae,Polydesmida Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Amphitomeus attemsi

From the heated greenhouse of an orchid grower in Luttelgeest, 2014

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  1. What a cutie! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Hi Lisa, yes I quite like these too - shouldn't be too rare in hot greenhouses or plant nurseries but they are easily overlooked as you might imagine (the squares on the paper are 1mm):
      Amphitomeus attemsi - size From the tropical greenhouse "Burgers' Bush" in Arnhem, around 2009  Amphitomeus attemsi,Diplopoda,Millipede,Myriapoda,Oniscodesmidae,Polydesmida

      Posted 7 months ago
      1. Wow! Tiny! Are They found worldwide? Posted 7 months ago
        1. Supposedly its origins are somewhere in the Andes and it is known from European greenhouses and from Brazil, but it would seem to me that it should also be present in heated greenhouses elsewhere in the world. Might be interesting to look for it if you're ever in an American tropical greenhouse :o)
          P.S. I've added a bit more to the species page ...
          Posted 7 months ago, modified 7 months ago

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Amphitomeus attemsi (Schubart, 1934) is a small, ball-rolling 'flat-back' millipede known from heated glasshouses.

Similar species: Polydesmida
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Uploaded Dec 31, 2018.