Shear’s Mimic MillipedePaul Marek
Brachoria sheari individuals are about 46.4 mm long and 11.1 mm wide (females 46.8 mm X 11.4 mm). Color: 3-spotted yellow (10YR 3/14, shown above) or red (8.5R 5/14, rare, shown above); and 4-spotted yellow (i.e., with paranotal, metatergal, and prozonal spots).
Brachoria sheari genitalia - left male gonopodal acropodite (with setae removed): (Left) medial view and (Right) magnified apical view. © Paul Marek
Brachoria sheari, 3-spotted yellow color morph with very faint medial metatergal spots. © Paul Marek
Brachoria sheari, 4-spotted yellow color morph. © Paul Marek
Marek P.E. 2010. A revision of the Appalachian millipede genus Brachoria Chamberlin, 1939 (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae: Apheloriini). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 159: 817-889.
Marek P.E., Bond J.E. 2009. A Müllerian mimicry ring in Appalachian millipedes. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 106: 9755-9760.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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