Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 4 NC Records

Deltotaria lea Hoffman, 1961 - No Common Name

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes) Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 439.00
Species Status: The type locality is Lincolnton, Lincoln County, NC; collected by Leslie Hubricht and described by Hoffman (Shelley and Whitehead, 1986)
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Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution: This species occurs in a small area of the Piedmont of both North and South Carolina located between the Catawba and Broad Rivers; Filka and Shelley (1980) found it to be particularly abundant in the Kings Mountain inselbergs located on the border of the two states.
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 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Shelley and Whitehead (1986) describe this species as inhabiting deciduous forests near water sources
See also Habitat Account for General Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: [SR]
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GNR [SHS2]
State Protection:
Comments: This species has a very limited geographic range, particularly for a Piedmont species. Filka and Shelley (1980) recommended that it be state listed as Special Concern (which was probably not enacted since the state Endangered Wildlife Act excludes all Arthropods except Crustaceans). All of our few records for this species are historic.