Woodlice & Waterlice

Illustrated key to Woodlice of Berks, Bucks and Oxon

Downloadable as pdf ~ here

Modern County Distribution Atlases

Nottinghamshire: Distribution Atlase (v3 updated 2018) - downloadable as pdf ~ Woodlice

Early Species Distribution Atlases

Atlases covering Britain and Ireland

Several earlier atlases are available online as scanned pdf files.
  • Woodlice in Britain and Ireland: distribution and habitat (Harding & Sutton, 1985). 151pp. ~ download pdf here
  • Provisional atlas of the crustacea of the British Isles. Part 1 Isopoda: Oniscoidea - Woodlice. (Harding, 1976). 50pp. ~ download pdf here
  • Distribution Atlas of Woodlice in Ireland (Doogue & Harding, 1982). 84pp ~ download pdf here

Local or County Atlases

Faune de France

Many of the earlier volumes of the Fauna de France series are now available online to download free in pdf format. The complete list can be found at: http://www.faunedefrance.org/
This includes:

The Woodlice of France, Netherlands and Belgium

Information for those who wish to expand their woodlousing into continental Europe.  These sites include images of British, and additional, species and links to papers (some in English) relevant to our UK fauna. 
Cloporteweb (text in French);  Woodlice of the Netherlands (in Dutch) and Spinicornis ~ The Belgian Woodlouse Working Group



World Catalog (checklist) and Bibliography of Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea)

The two PDF-files are available for download, which represent revised and updated versions (to 2004) of the following hard-copy publications:
SCHMALFUSS, H. (2003): World catalog of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea). – Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, Nr. 654: 341 pp.; Stuttgart. (A list of all known species of Woodlouse)
SCHMALFUSS, H. & WOLF-SCHWENNINGER, K. (2002): A bibliography of terrestrial isopods (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea). – Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, Nr. 639: 120 pp.; Stuttgart. (A list of all key woodlouse literature)
Note: The curent World list of Isopoda (including woodlice and waterlice) is is maintained by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - www.marinespecies.org/isopoda