Golovatch S.I.1, Turbanov I.S.2 2017. The cave millipede Trachysphaera fragilis Golovatch, 1976, new to the fauna of Abkhazia, western Caucasus (Diplopoda: Glomerida: Glomeridae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.1: 101–102 [in English].

1 The Severtsov Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: sgolovatch@yandex.ru

2 The Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl Region 152742, Russia. E-mail: turba13@mail.ru

KEY WORDS. Trachysphaera fragilis, cave, western Georgia, Abkhazia.

ABSTRACT. The most likely troglobiont species Trachysphaera fragilis Golovatch, 1976, hitherto known only from several karst caves in western Georgia, Caucasus, is recorded in Abkhazia for the first time. The new samples come from two caves in the Sukhum District, both stem from the deepest parts of their caves. 

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