Polydesmus jawlowskii Strasser, 1966

Bachvarova, Darina, Vagalinski, Boyan, Doichinov, Aleksandar & Stoev, Pavel, 2017, New records of millipedes and centipedes from Bulgaria, with an annotated checklist of the Bulgarian myriapods, Zootaxa 4263 (3), pp. 507-526 : 510

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Polydesmus jawlowskii Strasser, 1966


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Strasser (1966): 336–337, figs 5–7.

Material examined ( IBER): 2 ♂♂, SW Bulgaria, west of Gorna Breznitsa village, N 41.443700, E 23.065819, 500–550 m, Platanus forest, near a stream, 9.V.2014, leg. & det. BV. GoogleMaps

Remarks. Strasser (1966) described P. jawlowskii on the basis of a single male collected from the surroundings of Rila Monastery. Later Strasser (1973) reported the species from the vicinity of Satovcha village , Western Rhodopi Mts . The present record from the foothills of Maleshevska planina Mt. is the second one from Bulgaria after the species’ original description. P. jawlowskii is also known from southeastern FYR Macedonia ( Mršić 1993).

The gonopod structure of the two examined males differs slightly from Strasser’s original drawings: the tip of the tibiotarsus is less strongly bent and the endomerit appears somewhat shorter.

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