Lamyctes (Metalamyctes) africanus (Porath, 1871)

Nefediev, P. S., Farzalieva, G. Sh. & Efimov, D. A., 2020, New data on lithobiomorph centipedes (Chilopoda, Lithobiomorpha) from anthropogenic habitats of Siberia, Far Eastern Entomologist 418, pp. 9-14 : 10-11

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Lamyctes (Metalamyctes) africanus (Porath, 1871)


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MATERIAL. Russia: Altaiskii Krai: Barnaul, Yuzhnyi settlement, South Siberian

Botanical Garden, 53.264443°N, 83.674569°E, hothouses, h= 210 m, summer 2013, 2 ♀

(PSU-1276), 1 ♀ (ASU), leg. V. M. Mamina; Kemerovskaya Oblast : Topkinskii District ,

Kuznetsk Depression , near Unga village, 55.248889°N, 85.765833°Е, open hand-made grounds, h= 255 m, 31.VIII–7.IX 2019, 4 ♀ (PSU-1234), 2 ♀ (ASU), leg. D.A. Efimov.

REMARKS. This species was originally described from South Africa. Later it has been found in some localities of Africa and Madagascar, as well as in Australia, the Hawaiian

Islands, the Juan Fernández Islands, and the St. Paul Island (Enghoff et al., 2013; Bonato et al., 2016). In Europe, this species was found in greenhouses in Great Britain (Barber, 1992)

and the Czech Republic (Dányi & Tuf, 2016), and also in garden flowerpots in France (Iorio,

2016), as well as in outdoor habitats in Denmark and Germany (Enghoff et al., 2013; Decker et al., 2017). Females examined are characterized as follows: body length about 10 mm,

antennae with 28–29 articles, and 12th tibia with a distal spinose projection ( Fig. 1 View Fig ). Here L.

africanus is recorded from Russia for the first time.


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