Amphitomeus attemsi

Amphitomeus attemsi

Amphitomeus attemsi (Schubart, 1934) is a small, ball-rolling 'flat-back' millipede known from heated glasshouses.
Amphitomeus attemsi From the heated greenhouse of an orchid grower in Luttelgeest, 2014 Amphitomeus attemsi,Diplopoda,Millipede,Myriapoda,Oniscodesmidae,Polydesmida

Naming

The 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
Amphitomeus attemsi - size From the tropical greenhouse "Burgers' Bush" in Arnhem, around 2009  Amphitomeus attemsi,Diplopoda,Millipede,Myriapoda,Oniscodesmidae,Polydesmida

Distribution

Initially 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.

References:

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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.
http://zmmu.msu.ru/files/images/spec/journals/10_2%20137_146%20Golovatch.pdf
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassDiplopoda
OrderPolydesmida
FamilyOniscodesmidae
GenusAmphitomeus
SpeciesAmphitomeus attemsi
Photographed in
Netherlands