Myriapods of North Carolina
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Sigmoria latior (Brölemann, 1900) - Red-sided Flat Millipede

Class: DiplopodaOrder: Polydesmida Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 491.00
Comments: Includes specimens characterized as intergrades by Shelley (1976)
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Distribution in North Carolina
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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 (1981) includes populations from the Fall-line Sandhills and Outer Coastal Plain as "intergrades" between the nominate form and subspecies hoffmani. At least some of these intergrades occupy dry-to-xeric Longleaf Pine/xerophytic Oak-dominated habitats (Hall, pers. obs.).
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Recorded by: Steve Hall and Jeff Beane on 2013-05-18
Moore Co.
Comment: This form was described as an intergrade between subspecies latior and hoffmani by Shelley (1976); has red posterior margins of the tergites rather than the completely black margins of the nominate form