0194. Distribution of the American milliped genus <em>Boraria</em> Chamberlin, 1943: Introductions of <em>B. stricta</em> (Br&#246;lemann, 1896) in New York and <em>B. infesta</em> (Chamberlin, 1918) in Connecticut; indigenous occurrence of <em>B. profuga</em> (Causey, 1955) in Louisiana (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae).


  • Rowland M. Shelley
  • Chris T. McAllister
  • Christopher M. Nagy
  • Mark E. Weckel
  • Roderick G. Christie
  • Paul Wilson
  • Allan Wilson


The southern Appalachian millipeds Boraria stricta (Brölemann, 1896) and B. infesta (Chamberlin, 1918) (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae) have become established in Westchester Co., New York, and Hartford Co., Connecticut, respectively. Only three individuals are available for the latter, but B. stricta has established a reproducing population in southern New York state. This species is also recorded from Bland Co., Virginia, in the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province. Boraria profuga (Causey, 1955) comprises two allopatric populations, one in Montgomery Co., Arkansas, and the other in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. Distributional records and gonopod drawings are presented for these species plus B. deturkiana (Causey, 1942).