Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Wood Louse
Porcellio scaber
Location: under stuff
They typically feed on moss, algae, bark and other decaying organic matter. They are usually found in moist areas such as decomposing leaf matter and soil. Sowbugs differ from pillbugs in that they are somewhat flatter with appendages on rear, cannot roll into a ball.
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Genus: Porcellio (Sowbug)
Family: Porcellionidae (Sowbugs)
Order: Isopoda (sowbugs and pillbugs)
Class: Malacostraca (crustaceans)
Phylum/Division: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)