Friday, 6 April 2012

Another roller: Armadillidium vulgare

The pitfall trap produced its first proper woodlouse yesterday in the shape of Armadillidium vulgare, the common pill woodlouse, famous for its ability to roll up into a ball.

20120405 Armadillidium vulgare

Often they are plain dark grey all over, but this mottled version is not uncommon, especially near the coast (we are some six and a half miles from the sea).

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