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Photo#15890
A lovely sowbug - Porcellio scaber

A lovely sowbug - Porcellio scaber
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
This is my first submission, so bear with me while I learn about this wonderful site. This is a lovley sowbug that I found under a board in my yard, but I have no idea what kind or species.

What a great picture! Browsin
What a great picture! Browsing this site I realized that the administrators must know a lot of Latin. Even if the internet is a great source to get the names of the species translated, in time they must have learned a lot of words. Anyway, keep up the great work guys and please don't stop submitting pictures of all sort of bugs.
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Samuel Stanislas, part of the Traduceri team.

Translation
Translation of comment left by T. Hortui:
It is a precious photo. I have tried several times to obtain good photos of this crustacean, but never I have had done well. Yours encourages me to continue trying it. Greetings.

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Hi
Es una foto preciosa. he intentado varias veces obtener buenas fotos de este crustáceo, pero jamás me han quedado bien. La tuya me anima a seguri intentándolo. Saludos.

Moved
Moved from Porcellionidae.

P. scaber
Hi! Here I just would like to put this picture to its deserved place: to the other Porcellio scaber images! The rough surface and the the dark color clearly distinguish it from Oniscus asellus. Moreover, not clearly (but as a little whitish point)you can see the apiculate middle lobe on the head. O. asellus has nothing like that on the head.

Date
Do you have a date for when this photo was taken? Thanks for posting! I hope to see more :)

 
I know that it was taken in l
I know that it was taken in late spring/early summer of 2004 (May or June), but the date feature here only takes a specific date, so I had to leave it blank. Many of my older pictures have been "catalogued" in an insect/arthropod folder - I have so many for my work that I keep them in appropriate folders (ants, wasps, spiders, etc). My newer ones still have dated folders. I'll make sure to keep the date as part of the picture or folder from now on.

And thank you.

Sow Bug
There are two Families of Sow Bugs in the Golden Guide to Spiders and their kin. The two families are Oniscus and Porcellionidae. A close up of the end of the antennae helps distinguish between those two families. The O. Family has three segments in the small segmented end of the antennae, and the P. Family has two segments. I can only guess at IDs, but your photo resembles Porcellio scaber (known for its tubercles - little bumps - all over). I'm going to move your photo to the Sow Bug section.

 
Thank you.
Thank you.

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