Species of the Month

Porcellionides sexfasciatus (Budde-Lund, 1885)

The latest addition to the British woodlouse fauna, recently discovered inside the Eden Project, Cornwall. Superficially looks like our familiar compost/manure dwelling Porcellionides pruinosus, but with dark dorsal stripes and seems to favour drier sites. Could be found on the southern English coastline?

Image © Keith Lugg