Ophyiulus in Victoria: results of millipede surveys from south-eastern Australia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621954
Title:
Ophyiulus in Victoria: results of millipede surveys from south-eastern Australia
Authors:
Norton, Briony, A. ( 0000-0001-9354-5904 ) ; Thomson, Linda, J.; Nash; Michael A.
Abstract:
The composition and ecology of the millipede fauna of Victoria remain poorly understood. We collected millipedes as part of a series of ecological arthropod surveys across south-eastern Australia, focusing mainly on Victoria. These samples almost exclusively contained millipedes from the introduced order Julida. We pursued species identification of the julids when it became apparent there were species other than the well-recorded Ommatoiulus moreleti (Lucas, 1860) (Portuguese millipede) in the samples. The majority of specimens were O. moreleti, but we also detected at least one species of Cylindroiulus Verhoeff, 1894, as well as an Ophyiulus Berlese, 1884, species, specimens of which have been identified as Ophyiulus cf. targionii. These are the first Ophyiulus records for Victoria to our knowledge. We present preliminary data on the abundance through the year of Ophyiulus. This is the first study to examine this species in Victoria and little is currently known about its likely impact on agriculture or on native species. Monitoring and research of the species in the future is therefore warranted.
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield; University of Melbourne
Citation:
Norton, B. A. et al (2015) 'Ophyiulus in Victoria: results of millipede surveys from south-eastern Australia' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), pp. 69-80.
Publisher:
CSIRO
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Issue Date:
12-Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621954
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RS15019; http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104856/1/RS15019.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
359211
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorNorton, Briony, A.en
dc.contributor.authorThomson, Linda, J.en
dc.contributor.authorNashen
dc.contributor.authorMichael A.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T15:39:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-13T15:39:43Z-
dc.date.issued2015-08-12-
dc.identifier.citationNorton, B. A. et al (2015) 'Ophyiulus in Victoria: results of millipede surveys from south-eastern Australia' Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127(2), pp. 69-80.en
dc.identifier.issn359211-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621954-
dc.description.abstractThe composition and ecology of the millipede fauna of Victoria remain poorly understood. We collected millipedes as part of a series of ecological arthropod surveys across south-eastern Australia, focusing mainly on Victoria. These samples almost exclusively contained millipedes from the introduced order Julida. We pursued species identification of the julids when it became apparent there were species other than the well-recorded Ommatoiulus moreleti (Lucas, 1860) (Portuguese millipede) in the samples. The majority of specimens were O. moreleti, but we also detected at least one species of Cylindroiulus Verhoeff, 1894, as well as an Ophyiulus Berlese, 1884, species, specimens of which have been identified as Ophyiulus cf. targionii. These are the first Ophyiulus records for Victoria to our knowledge. We present preliminary data on the abundance through the year of Ophyiulus. This is the first study to examine this species in Victoria and little is currently known about its likely impact on agriculture or on native species. Monitoring and research of the species in the future is therefore warranted.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCSIROen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RS15019en
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104856/1/RS15019.pdfen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDiplodopaen
dc.subjectMillipedesen
dc.subjectInvasive speciesen
dc.subjectPest managementen
dc.titleOphyiulus in Victoria: results of millipede surveys from south-eastern Australiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Melbourneen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Royal Society of Victoriaen
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