NamingThe species was originally described from greenhouses in a Berlin botanical garden as Detodesmus attemsi Schubart, 1934. The description and placement was based on immature specimens. The error in placement was corrected by Verhoeff in 1941, but the species has been featured as Detodesmus attemsi long after that nevertheless
DistributionInitially known from European hothouses only it was later established that the original range of distribution must be in the Andes. Meantime it has also been found in hothouses in Brazil.
Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.Golovatsch et al. (2001) On the identity of the European hothouse millipede Amphitomeus attemsi (Schubart, 1934), with first biological observations of this parthenogenetic species (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Oniscodesmidae). - Arthropoda Selecta, vol.10(2), pp: 137-146.