Woodlice Facts

  • A woodlouse (known by many common names: see below; plural woodlice) is a crustacean with a rigid, segmented, long exoskeleton and fourteen jointed limbs. Woodlice form the suborder Oniscidea within the order Isopoda, with over 3,000 known species.
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woodlice facts
woodlice facts - NATURAL HISTORY
NATURAL HISTORY 1896 GNATHIA ISOPODA WOOD-LICE A page and reverse from The Royal Natural History volume 6 edited by Richard Lydekker. Contents include invertebrate animals, ants bees, wasps, flies, fleas, butterflies, moths, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, spiders, sea spiders, king crabs, crustaceans, stone lilies, star fish sea urchins, sea cucumbers, molluscs, shell fish, pond snails, worms, moss animals, lamp shells, jelly fish, corals, sea anemones and sponges. prints and engravings by W.Kuhnert, F Specht, P J Smit, G Mutel, Gambier, Bolton, and many others. Dates 1896. Size of each print is 10 x 7 inches (260 x 170) all are genuine prints and not modern copies.

Guacharo Cave, Caripe, Venezuela
Guacharo Cave, Caripe, Venezuela
In Parque Nacional Cueva del Guacharo (Guacharo Cave National Park) near the town of Caripe, Venezuela, lies one of the country's most interesting geological structures and its first national monument, the Guacharo Cave. The limestone cave is one of the longest in Venezuela, at 6.38 miles (10.3 kilometers) and is considered to be one of the most complete cave ecosytems on earth. Even though is was "discovered" by German explorers in the 18th century, the cave had in fact been used by indigenous communties for thousands of years. Luis and I visited the cave in November 2007 and spent the day exploring the tunnels, caverns, stalactites, stalagmites, strange rock formations and the colonies of guacharos or oilbirds, for which the cave is named, the only nocturnal bird in the world that feeds on fruit. A spectacular sight in the evenings is to watch the birds flock out of the cave in huge numbers in search of food. The birds are far from the only residents of the cave: bats, mice, woodlice, crickets, millipedes, fish and crabs all feast on the dropped, germinated fruit seeds that the birds drop.
27 09 07 007 Isopoda, Porcellionidae, Porcellio scaber
27 09 07 007 Isopoda, Porcellionidae, Porcellio scaber
Woodlouse and nymphs On: Under plant pot Location: Lincoln City Site: My garden Interesting facts: Porcellionids carry their eggs in brood pouch.