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Expert(s). Expert: Brian Kensley & Marilyn Schotte. Notes: National Museum of Natural History. Reference for: Armadillidium vulgare. Other Source(s). Source. Biology. Woodlice feed on dead organic matter, which they detect by means of taste and smell (2). During the breeding season, reproductive females develop a . Armadillidium sp.? – Armadillidium vulgare Pillbug caught in a spider web – Armadillidium vulgare Terrestrial crustacean – probably Porcellio scaber.

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Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. Exposed large-particle soil as found in agricultural cultivation sites vulgzre greenhouses is more desirable than finer soils, as the former allows for increased water retention, easier burrowing, and increased relative humidity.

Rates of carbon dioxide release and water loss were measured with a Li-Cor www.

Armadillidium affine Armadillidium armeniense Armadillidium brevicaudatum Armadillidium commutatum Armadillidium decipiens Armadillidium marmoreum Armadillidium nitidulum Armadillidium oliveti Armadillidium pilulare Armadillidium schellenbergi Armadillidium sorattinum Armadillidium subdentatum Armadillidium triviale Armadillidium variegatum Armadillo ater Armadillo convexus Armadillo marmoreus Vvulgare pilularis Armadillo pustulatus Armadillo trivialis Armadillo variegatus Armadillo vulgaris.

Though most terrestrial isopods seek similar microhabitats, they differ markedly in their ability to tolerate dry conditions. This large pill-woodlouse to 18 mm is often uniform slate grey, but can be highly variable in colour and mottled forms are often seen.

Group influence on water conservation in the giant Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina Dictyoptera: Vlgare size increases with the size of the mother.


Roberts for their comments, as well as Jeffery Knight, who identified our specimens. Managing pests in gardens: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Armadillidium vulgare.

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Armadillidium vulgare, photo by Gianni De Bellis, used with permission. Extensive armadillidiuk are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Esthetascs olfactory hairs are used to locate food and recognize other crustaceans and their sexual states. Terrestrial isopods like Armadillidium vulgare are usually detritivores, although during drought periods they adopt more scavenger-like tendencies. Populations thrive in moist climates and damp soils.


Identification Some identification marks mentioned by Ferenc Vilisics in his comment on this picture: Our findings suggest that conglobation behavior may help to conserve water, in addition armadillidum its demonstrated role in protection from predation.

Tactile setae are used to detect objects and are found on their antennae, mouthparts, and some pleopods.

This reduction in the host’s immune protection is lethal, and after injections of P. Warmer conditions usually lead to earlier reproduction.

Although the specimens of A. For example, the marine littoral genus Ligia possesses simple plate-like pleopods, similar to those of aquatic isopods, while terrestrial genera such as Porcellio and Armadillidium have evolved invaginated lungs in the exopodites Wright and Ting Human domestic waste such as cardboard or old rags provide suitable habitats as well.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, )

In the case of other vulgar, a paradox exists in that a great variety of animals are known to eat pill bugs under laboratory conditions, with little evidence of sustained predation in the wild Sutton Armadillidium vulgare was the only isopod present at the Mojave Desert collection site, but this may reflect the lack of other species in the area.


This transmission is limited to maternal gametes due to Wolbachia sp.

Water-loss rates Armadillidium vulgare lost water less rapidly when conglobated than when free Figure 2. Water loss at known humidity In a vulggare experiment, isopods were randomly selected and isolated under the same conditions used for flowthrough respirometry.

Females may produce one to three broods every year and each brood is composed of to eggs. Photos of insects and people from the gathering in ArizonaJuly Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Alabama Photos of insects and people from the gathering in Iowa Photos from the Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa Photos from the gathering in Washington. BussUniversity of Florida. Armqdillidium Thorny Headed Worms. Compound eyes are located on the side of the cephalothorax the head-like region in isopods uvlgare of the fused head and thoracic segment Figure 4.

This suggested that conglobation may also serve a water-conservation function.