Close-up of a woodlouse

Close-up of a woodlouse

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Photograph of a woodlouse, Porcellio scaber, a small terrestial crustacean of the order Isopoda. Woodlice have a segmented, oval, somewhat flattened body and are able to roll themselves into a ball when threatened. They live in moist environments, under stones and bark and in decaying vegetation.

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Keywords: animal, crustacean, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, porcellio scaber, wildlife, woodlice, woodlouse, zoology

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