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Painted woodlouse

Porcellio spinicornis


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.


In the forest under a rotten tree stump.


Norwegian name: Mørkhodeskrukketroll

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Nice spotting, Arne. An unusual creature!

arne.roysland a year ago

Thanks pcooper1177 for correcting the Scientific name.

pcooper1177 a year ago

this is actually the rarer Brickwork Woodlouse (Porcellio spinicornis) compare here

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Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

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

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