Wood Louse

Wood Louse

Trachelipus rathkii

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These woodlice are very difficult to identify to species. These were identified with the help of a volunteer expert at BugGuide, Ferenc Vilisics.

Woodlice are not seen that often unless one lifts rocks or dead wood, or unless it has recently rained. They usually feed at night. For those reasons these woodlice are not seen that often in our two nature centers, although they are no doubt abundant.

Female pillbugs keep their eggs in a pouch very similar to kangaroos. The young spend their first hours or days in this pouch before breaking free from their mother.

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