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


Oval shape, gray-brown color. Sowbugs have fourteen legs and can be 1/2 inch in size as adults.


Under a rotting log on the edge of a stream.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks for the ID Heather!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Thanks Thomas, I'll look into that species. I checked, but don't have any other pictures unfortunately.

ThomasCaelifera 4 years ago

This is a difficult image to try to distinguish to species with, but I want to say Armadillidium vulgare. Do you have any images of the head or of it curled into a ball?

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

New York, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2016
Submitted on Jul 7, 2016

Related Spottings

Oniscus asellus Oniscus asellus Oniscus asellus Common Woodlouse

Nearby Spottings

Eastern Pondhawk Spotting Common Snapping Turtle Spotting