Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

European Sowbug

Oniscus asellus

Description:

Pill Bug found beneath the bark on a fallen decaying tree.

Habitat:

Deciduous Forest

2 Species ID Suggestions

larkinpb
larkinpb 4 years ago
(common) pill-bug, (common) pill woodlouse, roly-poly, doodle bug, potato bug, or carpenter
Armadillidium vulgare Armadillidium vulgare


Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Sowbugs are often confused with woodlice, however, there are a couple of ways that you can tell the difference. Notice how this sowbug has a more flat profile with the edges even a bit flared out. Woodlice are more rounded, almost like half of a cylinder. Sowbugs are not able to roll up into a ball like woodlice.

dferris
Spotted by
dferris

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2016
Submitted on Jun 12, 2016

Related Spottings

Oniscus asellus Oniscus asellus Oniscus asellus Common Woodlouse

Nearby Spottings

Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil Caterpillar Spotting Wolf spider