Woodlice: Porcellionidae, Woodlice of Europe, List of Woodlice of the British Isles, Armadillidium, Woodlouse, Hemilepistus Reau Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781156706527

Published: August 17th 2011

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Woodlice: Porcellionidae, Woodlice of Europe, List of Woodlice of the British Isles, Armadillidium, Woodlouse, Hemilepistus Reau  by  Source Wikipedia

Woodlice: Porcellionidae, Woodlice of Europe, List of Woodlice of the British Isles, Armadillidium, Woodlouse, Hemilepistus Reau by Source Wikipedia
August 17th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 26 pages | ISBN: 9781156706527 | 3.50 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Porcellionidae, Woodlice of Europe, List of woodlice of the British Isles, Armadillidium, Woodlouse,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Porcellionidae, Woodlice of Europe, List of woodlice of the British Isles, Armadillidium, Woodlouse, Hemilepistus reaumuri, Philosciidae, Trichoniscidae, Armadillidium vulgare, Trichoniscus, Trichoniscus pusillus, Armadillidiidae, Androniscus dentiger, Porcellionides, Haplophthalmus, Ligidium, Ligia oceanica, Styloniscus, Pseudarmadillo, Oniscus asellus, Armadillidium pictum, Ligidium hypnorum, Philoscia muscorum, Hyloniscus riparius, Soteriscus, Porcellio scaber, Echinodillo, Oniscoidea, Reductoniscus costulatus, Eleoniscus, Trichorhina mulaiki, Calconiscellus, Metatrichoniscoides celticus, Porcellionides pruinosus, Ligiidae, Ligidium japonicum, Tylidae, Porcellio laevis, Mahehia, Lucasius, Moserius percoi.

Excerpt: Woodlice are the most species-rich group of terrestrial crustaceans. Of the 3,637 species found worldwide, some 35 species in 10 families are native to the British Isles. One of these species is believed to be extinct in the British Isles, and a further ten species have become naturalised in greenhouses, presumably transported with exotic plants. Five species are especially common throughout the British Isles, and are known as the famous five species.

They are Oniscus asellus (the common shiny woodlouse), Porcellio scaber (the common rough woodlouse), Philoscia muscorum (the common striped woodlouse), Trichoniscus pusillus (the common pygmy woodlouse) and Armadillidium vulgare (the common pill bug). One species, Metatrichoniscoides celticus, is endemic to Glamorgan, and is listed as a vulnerable species in the IUCN Red List. Not native to the British IslesReductoniscus costulatus occurs naturally in the Seychelles, on Mauritius, in Malaysia and in the Hawaiian Islands, but has been introduced to several parts of Europe, where it survives in greenhouses.

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