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Species Trachelipus rathkii

Sowbug - Trachelipus rathkii Woodlice - Trachelipus rathkii Sow Bug - Trachelipus rathkii Porcellio scaber - Trachelipus rathkii Isopoda - Trachelipus rathkii Trachelipus rathkii Isopoda - Trachelipus rathkii Rathki's Woodlouse? - Trachelipus rathkii
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 Trachelipodidae
Genus Trachelipus
Species rathkii (Trachelipus rathkii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=rathkei (misspelling)
Identification information per Ferenc Vilisics's comments:
flagellum 2-segmented
no apiculate protrusion, but a moderate frontal lobe on the head (middle lobe pointed in P. scaber)
row of white patches on the margin of tergites on both sides and a dark stripe on the back
5 pairs of lungs (white patches on ventral side of abdomen) -- vs only 2 well developed lungs in Porcellionidae
native to Central Europe, adventive in NA and now widespread in the eastern half of the continent from NF to MD & SD(1)(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the terrestrial isopods of the New World (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea)
Leistikow A., Wägele J.W. 1999. Rev. Bras. Zool. 16: 1-72.
2.The terrestrial isopods of Nebraska (Crustacea: Isopoda)
W.F. Rapp. 2001. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 27.
3.Wright J. (1997) Pillbugs