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Family Oniscidae - Sowbugs

Isopod I2 - Oniscus asellus Porcellio scaber Maybe ? - Oniscus asellus Orange woodlouse - Oniscus asellus European Sowbug - Oniscus asellus Albino Oniscus - Oniscus asellus Albino Oniscus - Oniscus asellus isopod - Oniscus asellus Oniscus asellus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
Suborder Oniscidea (Woodlice)
Infraorder Holoverticata
No Taxon (Orthogonopoda)
No Taxon (Crinocheta)
Family Oniscidae (Sowbugs)
Identification
Sowbugs all have tails (uropods) that extend beyond their last abdominal segment. Most cannot roll into a ball. This family has three segments in the small, segmented end of the long antennae, while the Porcellionidae Family has only two segments. (1)
Print References
A Golden Guide - Spiders and their kin
Internet References
Sowbugs and Pillbugs an informative Bug of the Month article fom a bug-lovers' club (Scarabs: The Bug Society) in Puget Sound.
ARKive photo of Oniscus asellus plus description, European distribution, habitat, biology (Wildscreen, Untied Kingdom)
classification and list of genera (ITIS)
Works Cited
1.Spiders and Their Kin: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
Herbert W. Levi, Lorna R. Levi, Nicholas Strekalovsky. 2001. St. Martin's Press.