Nannaria domestica Shelley, 1975

Means, Jackson C., Hennen, Derek A. & Marek, Paul E., 2021, A revision of the minor species group in the millipede genus Nannaria Chamberlin, 1918 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae), ZooKeys 1030, pp. 1-180 : 1

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Nannaria domestica Shelley, 1975


Nannaria domestica Shelley, 1975 View in CoL View at ENA Figs 11 View Figure 11 , 12 Vernacular name: "The Domestic Twisted-Claw Millipede" View Figure 12

Nannaria domestica Shelley, 1975: 186, figs 10-12. Hoffman 1999: 366. Shelley 2000: 196. Marek et al. 2014: 36. Means et al. 2021: S69.

Material examined.

United States - North Carolina • 1 ♂; Watauga County, Cliff Dwellers Inn, side of road, slope; 36.1386°N, - 81.6694°W; elev. 1018 m; 25 Apr. 2015; hand collected; J. Means leg.; VTEC MPE00305 View Materials • 6 ♀♀; same collection data as preceding; VTEC MPE00303 View Materials , 310-313, 315 • 1 ♂; Watauga County , Blowing Rock, Goforth Rd. , 0.5 N GoogleMaps US 321; 36.1293°N, - 81.6619°W; 11 Oct. 1975; R. Shelley leg.; NCSM NAN0510; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀; same collection data as preceding; 8 Sep. 1973; NCSM NAN0525. For detailed collection data see Suppl. material 7 GoogleMaps .


Adult males of N. domestica are distinct from other Nannaria and the nearby N. blackmountainensis sp. nov. based on the following combination of characters: Gonopods. Gonopodal acropodite semi-circular, gently curving dorsomedially throughout, not with abrupt 90° angle after apex as in N. laminata or pre-apex swelling as in N. blackmountainensis sp. nov. Acropodite tip with small, triangular lateral flange (Fig. 11A View Figure 11 , red triangle), not hooked as in N. blackmountainensis sp. nov. and not simple, lacking flange as in N. laminata . Tip terminating in sharp, caudally-directed point, not blunt, rectangular as in N. blackmountainensis sp. nov. Height of telopodite basal zone ca. 1/4 length of acropodite, not> 1/3 length of acropodite as in N. laminata and ca. 1/2 length as in N. blackmountainensis sp. nov. Prefemoral process large, laminate and serpentine with prefemoral spine reduced to small, rectangular shelf, not fused with prefemoral process as in N. blackmountainensis sp. nov. Color. Tergites with orange paranotal spots (Fig. 12 View Figure 12 ). Dark brown background. Dorsum of collum smooth with orange margin.


♂ (VTEC, MPE00305): BL = 28.6, CW = 3.3, IW = 1.8, ISW = 0.8, B11W = 4.2, B11H = 2.7; ♀ (VTEC, MPE00312): BL = 31.9, CW = 3.9, IW = 1.8, ISW = 0.9, B11W = 4.9, B11H = 3.5.


No known variation


Known only from Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North Carolina (Suppl. material 7; Fig. 126 View Figure 126 ). Distribution area: N/A; status: MRE.


Individuals of N. domestica have been collected from under leaf litter in mesic broadleaved forests composed of oak, maple, and rhododendron.


Shelley (1975) gives no etymology for this name, however it is reasonable to assume that the name refers to the type specimen being collected from a residence.

Type locality.

United States, North Carolina, Watauga County, Blowing Rock, from the yard of residence on Goforth Road, 0.5 miles north U.S. highway 321.


In the original paper, Shelley (1975: 186) examined and designated the holotype male (NCSM 1007) collected by himself on October 16, 1971.














Nannaria domestica Shelley, 1975

Means, Jackson C., Hennen, Derek A. & Marek, Paul E. 2021

Nannaria domestica

Shelley 1975