Check List 19(4): 599-604, doi: 10.15560/19.4.599
Distribution of Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1862) (Chilopoda, Scutigeromorpha, Scutigeridae) in Hokkaido, Japan
expand article infoNatsuki Hirakizawa, Hijiri Noda§, Ryotaro Wakimura|, Koji Tojo, Takeo Yamauchi
‡ Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Japan§ Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan| Tokai University, Sapporo campus, Sapporo, Japan¶ shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
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Abstract

Thereuonema tuberculata (Wood, 1862), a centipede, is distributed mainly in Asia. In Japan, T. tuberculata is found throughout Honshu Island and southwards, although less commonly to the north on Hokkaido. Our survey additionally showed that this species occurs commonly at altitudes of 0–540 m on Hokkaido. The northern limit of this species in Japan seems to be Nakagawa Town, Hokkaido. Thereuonema tuberculata was also collected on isolated islands off southwestern Hokkaido. Although previous studies have suggested distribution of T. tuberculata in Hokkaido is anthropogenic, it may be natural.

Keywords
Indoor invasion, Japanese house centipede, northern limit, scutigeromorph centipedes, subarctic zone, synanthropic area