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Species Porcellio spinicornis - Brickwork Woodlouse

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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 Porcellionidae
Genus Porcellio
Species spinicornis (Brickwork Woodlouse)
Explanation of Names
Porcellio spinicornis Say 1818
Size
10-15 mm
Identification
"Broad, flattened species. The markings are characteristic: the head is dark brown and the back is marked with a dark central stripe, flanked by 2 rows of yellow spots on a pale background. The first two pairs of pleopods possess pleopodal lungs."
Range
native to so. Europe, adventive in NA (se. Canada; MI, WI, AR, Great Lakes)(1), across ne US per BG data
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