Golovatch S.I., Matyukhin A.V. 2011. New records of millipedes (Diplopoda), mainly from bird nests, in European Russia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.20. No.2: 115–116 [in English].

Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.20.2.02

KEY WORDS: diplopods, faunistic records, bird nests, central Russia, southern Russia.

ABSTRACT:. The first records of millipedes encountered in bird nests in European Russia are presented. Only a few (three) diplopod species appear to populate bird nests in central Russia, whereas in southern Russia the nidicolous fauna seems to be richer (at least six species), all being clearly related to the adjacent Caucasus. The diplopod Craspedosoma rawlinsi Leach, 1814 is new to the central Russian list, having been encountered active under snow in winter in a park in Moscow City.

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