Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Painted woodlouse

Porcellio spinicornis

Description:

There is normally a dark central stripe, bordered by a strongly contrasting attractive yellow mottling. Porcellio spp. are distinguished by having two flagella segments on the antenna.

Habitat:

In the forest under a rotten tree stump.

Notes:

Norwegian name: Mørkhodeskrukketroll

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Nice spotting, Arne. An unusual creature!

arne.roysland
arne.roysland a year ago

Thanks pcooper1177 for correcting the Scientific name.

pcooper1177
pcooper1177 a year ago

this is actually the rarer Brickwork Woodlouse (Porcellio spinicornis) compare here https://www.inaturalist.org/observations...

arne.roysland
Spotted by
arne.roysland

Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Spotted on Oct 12, 2020
Submitted on Oct 12, 2020

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Sow Bug Woodlouse [Porcellio expansus] Porcellio scaber

Nearby Spottings

The Comma Chequered Pearl Coralroot bittercress Red mason bee
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team