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European Sowbug

Oniscus asellus

Description:

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

Habitat:

Under a rotting log on the edge of a stream.

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3 Comments

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
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

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