Myriapods of North Carolina
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View PDFXystodesmidae Members: 16 NC Records

Sigmoria latior latior (Brölemann, 1900) - No Common Name

Class: DiplopodaOrder: Polydesmida Family: Xystodesmidae Checklist Number: 491.01
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Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Flight Dates:
 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) describes latior more-or-less as a hardwood generalist: "The nominate subspecies occurs in predominantly deciduous forests, where it may be found under rocks, logs, or thin layers of leaves. The milliped appears to be a potential inhabitant of any hardwood site within its range, whether on a hillside, in a ravine, or in a floodplain."
See also Habitat Account for General Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
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