Accession Number : AD1028168

Title :   Discovery of an Exotic Population of Thereuonema tuberculata (Chilopoda:Scutigeromorpha), the Japanese House Centipede, in Ohio, U.S.A.

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Epidemiology Consult Service Wright-Patterson AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Reeves,Will

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Report Date : 28 Feb 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The introduced house centipede Scutigera coleoptera (L.) (Scutigeromorpha: Scutigeridae) is found throughout North America and is recognized as the only scutigeromorph in most of the United States and Canada. I report on the discovery of a population of the Japanese house centipede, Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood), from a military schoolhouse building in Ohio. Thereuonema tuberculata were collected for several years. Heightened scrutiny is called for on identifications of S. coleoptera throughout North America to differentiate this species from T. tuberculata.

Descriptors :   Epidemiology , Air Force facilities , Ohio

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE