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Haplopthalmus sp.

Observed: 31st August 2013 By: Joe BottingInvertebrates expert

A small (3 mm) woodlouse found on the underside of a rotting stick.

  • a woodlouse (Haplopthalmus)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    Likely ID
    a Ridgeback Woodlouse (Haplophthalmus mengii sensu lato)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Thanks Steve

That's such an unnatural-looking spelling... which means I'll hopefully remember it now. :o)
First time I've seen these, but they're charming little woodlice.

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H.mengii is small and elusive (usually under big rocks and logs), but is very widespread and one of the few woodlice known from Shetland.