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Small woodlouse

Observed: 21st July 2012 By: lillashawlillashaw’s reputation in Invertebrateslillashaw’s reputation in Invertebrates
Small woodlouse
Small woodlouse - underside
Description:

Quite a small woodlouse...

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Armadillidium vulgare or depressum?

The square uropods that do not protrude beyond the rear of the body quite clearly indicate an Armadillid species (uropods are elongated and protrude considerably beyond the end of the body in ALL other woodlice families native to Britain, incluing Oniscus). However, I do wonder whether it is a juvenille Armadillidium depressum, a locally common species in SW England. These are often lightly mottled and often romp around gardens and indoors.