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Species Porcellio laevis - Swift Woodlouse

Sowbug - Porcellio laevis desert woodlouse - Porcellio laevis Isopod - Porcellio laevis Swift woodlouse - Porcellio laevis Sowbug - Porcellio laevis - female SBBG-SCL-TIC_000125 - Porcellio laevis Porcellio laevis? - Porcellio laevis Porcellio laevis? - Porcellio laevis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Isopoda (Isopods)
No Taxon (Scutocoxifera)
Suborder Oniscidea (Woodlice)
Infraorder Holoverticata
No Taxon (Orthogonopoda)
No Taxon (Crinocheta)
Family Porcellionidae
Genus Porcellio
Species laevis (Swift Woodlouse)
Explanation of Names
Porcellio laevis Latreille 1804
up to 20 mm(1)
The smoothly glossy, dark and essentially unpatterned dorsal surface of P. laevis, the sharply triangular telson and long uropods are distinctive among the introduced European Porcellio spp. --J. Wright's comment
native to so. Europe, adventive in our area(2)
almost all habitats influenced by man in North and South America(2)
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