Scuttle scuttle

by Adrian July. 19, 2009 1765 views

Just a little Woodlouse for today, as he was the first thing I saw lurking outside the front door just now ;)

Woodlice are garden good guys, as they break down decaying plant material; which makes them experts at making compost and mulching down leaf litter.

If anyone has a good ID for it I'd be interested. I think may be a Common Woodlouse (Oniscus asellus), but I'm not certain. I know it's not Armadillidium, as he's not designed to roll up.

Simple MT-24EX (1:1 + Stofens), 100mm f2.8 Macro + 20mm extension tube. f/16 1/500 @ ISO400, handheld.

Nice chain mail!

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And All 7 years, 6 months ago

this is a [i]Porcellio scaber[/i], the common rough woodlouse -
very nice picture

7 years, 6 months ago Edited