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Short description: Genus of millipedes

Female Illacme plenipes (MIL0020) with 618 legs - ZooKeys-241-077-SP-6-left.jpg
A female Illacme plenipes with 618 legs
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Siphonophorida
Family: Siphonorhinidae
Genus: Illacme
Cook & Loomis, 1928

Illacme is a genus of millipedes in the family Siphonorhinidae. It includes three species. Illacme plenipes was first described in 1928 from San Benito County, California, and rediscovered in 2005. In 2016, Illacme tobini was described based on a single male specimen collected in 2006 from Lange Cave, in Sequoia National Park, 240 km (150 mi) east of the known habitat for I. plenipes.[1] In 2018, Illacme socal was discovered in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. [2]

Illacme are detritovores and break down dead plant matter before eventually returning it to the soil.



Wikidata ☰ Q18520129 entry