This checklist of the terrestrial Oligochaeta of Michigan is based on 374 collection sites from 80of the 83counties in the state. In total,27species representing 13generaand four families (Acanthodrilidae,Lumbricidae,Megascolecidae and Sparganophilidae) are reported from the state. The first record ofSparganophilus meansi in Michigan is reported herein. Of these 27species, eight (Bimastos beddardi, B.longicinctus, B. parvus, B. zeteki, Diplocardiariparia, D. singularis, Sparganophilus eiseni andS. meansi)are considered native (endemic) to NorthAmerica, the rest are European or Oriental exotic species. Themostfrequentlycollected species were: Aporrectodea turgida(175 sites), Lumbricus rubellus (154 sites),Ap.tuberculata(89sites), Dendrodrilus rubidus(69sites), Dendrobaenaoctaedra(62sites), Lumbricusterrestris(57sites), Octolasiontyrtaeum (51sites). The remaining 20species were collected from fewer than50sites each, and 13of themfrom fewer than10sites each. Thereare 13counties in whichearthwormsarereported for the first time in the literature. Individual countysites include the ecoregionand a map location,as well as the species obtained, indicating the frequency and per cent of the total county collections.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2014|