- Arachnological Society of Japan
- Acta Arachnologica (ISSN:00015202)
- vol.71, no.1, pp.5-12, 2022-06-30 (Released:2022-07-02)
A new pill millipede species, Hyleoglomeris magy sp. nov., is described from Okinawa and adjacent islands, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. The new species is mainly characterized by its large body (maximum length: 12.1mm) and general light yellowish-brown coloration marked with pairs of blackish spots. The general appearance of the new species resembles that of Hyleoglomeris hongkhraiensis Golovatch & Panha 2015, but can be distinguished from this species by the number of striae on the thoracic shield (typically 8–10, with 3 or 4 crossing the dorsum, vs 7 or 8 in total with 4 or 5 crossing the dorsum) and the shape of the telopod (femur strongly bulged distally, vs not bulged). An identification key to all five species of Hyleoglomeris known to occur in the Ryukyu Archipelago is also provided.