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Woodlouse

Oniscus asellus

Description:

A woodlouse (known by many common names: see below; plural woodlice) is a crustacean with a rigid, segmented, long exoskeleton and fourteen jointed limbs. Woodlice form the suborder Oniscidea within the order Isopoda, with over 3,000 known species. Woodlice in the genus Armadillidium can roll up into an almost perfect sphere as a defensive mechanism, hence some of the common names such as pill bug or roly-poly. Most woodlice, however, cannot do this.

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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 2 years ago

thank you loarie

loarie
loarie 2 years ago
Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

WOW.. Great spotting and information.. I have moved it to Arthropods for you..

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

South and West Kerry, Ireland

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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