The Camp Creek Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria campcreekensis individuals are about 41.4 mm long and 10.0 mm wide (females 44.0 mm X 10.16 mm). Color: 2-spotted yellow (2.5Y 8/14, shown above); and striped yellow (2.5Y 8/14).
Brachoria campcreekensis genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
Brachoria campcreekensis, striped yellow (3.75Y 8/12) color morph. © Paul Marek
HabitatBrachoria campcreekensis specimens were collected during the day (15:00) in a moist forest comprising tulip, maple, hemlock, birch, and oak trees. Individuals were found beneath layers of decomposing leaf material near Farley Branch, within about 5 m from the water. Other xystodesmids encountered sympatrically at this locality: Rudiloria rigida (coloration similar to B. campcreekensis 2-spotted morph, Fig. 7 A); Apheloria virginiensis corrugata (coloration similar to B. campcreekensis banded morph, Fig. 7 B); and Nannaria sp. (coloration dissimilar to B. campcreekensis: drab green with white spots).
DistributionKnown only from the type locality in Mercer Co., West Virginia. The closest known Brachoria species, B. ligula, occurs about 40 air km southwest in Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia.
Conservation statusBrachoria campcreekensis is threatened by habitat loss due to agriculture (especially growing demand for paper products), coal mining, development, and the invasion of exotic species.
Marek P.E. 2010. A revision of the Appalachian millipede genus Brachoria Chamberlin, 1939 (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae: Apheloriini). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 159: 817-889.
About This PageWork on the millipede Tree of Life pages was supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to Paul Marek and Jason Bond (DEB 0607996) and a Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy Grant to Petra Sierwald, Jason Bond, and William Shear (DEB 0529715).
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Marek, Paul. 2010. Brachoria campcreekensis http://tolweb.org/Brachoria_campcreekensis/144790/2010.09.16 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. The Camp Creek Mimic Millipede. Version 16 September 2010 (under construction).