Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Minibeasts Close-up

A woodlouse.

Over the summer holidays I have been taking a close-up look at minibeasts. I have been exploring many different sites including the local wild grounds and my very own garden.

One of the most common bugs I have come across over the last 3 months is the woodlouse. They are crustaceans and are from a group called Isopoda. They are normally grey in colour although the one in the picture above appears more brown. They have about 7 pairs of legs and are oval shape. They like to live in damp conditions normally on ground surfaces under fallen leaves and decaying logs.

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