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Photo#469826
Woodlouse - Ligidium gracile

Woodlouse - Ligidium gracile
Sitka County, Alaska, USA
September 13, 2008
Size: ~9mm
Found on ground in dense forest.

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I have found one very similar
I have found one very similar to this, but in Missouri. Is that possible?

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Ligidium sp.
This specimen is clearly a species of Ligidium but we would need to look at the pleopods in detail do get it down to species. The genus is easily distiguished from other small oniscideans by the flagelliform (multiple small divisions) end of the second antennae, and the long and narrow uropods. Nice find! This may be a new species recording for the state.

 
Thanks
Thanks for the id help. If I am interpreting the definition correctly, the pleopods would be what I might otherwise refer to as legs? How detailed a look is necessary? I only have views from the top, so probably nothing detailed enough, but if it's possible to take a detailed enough photo, next time I find any of these, I will try to do so.

There is at least one species in this genus reported from Alaska - L. gracile.

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