Lucasius pallidus (Budde-Lund, 1885)


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)


A rather broad, small, brownish species reminiscent of a poorly pigmented immature Porcellio scaber or Oniscus asellus. Male first pleopod with highly characteristic exopod.

A description of this species, with figures, is given in Gregory (2014).

Mark Telfer
Steve Gregory

Distribution and Habitat

Only known from Eden Project (Mediterranean Biome), Cornwall, where it was discovered in 2010.

In the wild this species is found in southern Europe.


Gregory, S. (2014) Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Eden Project, Cornwall, with descriptions of species new to Britain, and poorly known British species. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 27: 3-26.