All three are small (to 4 mm) creamy-white woodlice flushed with varying amounts of orange. The dorsal surface is covered with weak tubercles and the eye is composed of a single dark red ommatidum. All eye and body pigments are rapidly lost in alcohol, thus making preserved specimens difficult to separate from Metatrichoniscoides celticus or M. leydigii.
Distribution and Habitat
Gregory, S.J. (2012) The occurrence of two elusive woodlice, Metatrichoniscoides leydigii (Weber, 1880) and Trichoniscoides sarsi Patience 1908, in semi-natural habitat in Kent. BMIG Bulletin 26.37-40.
Gregory, S. (2009) Woodlice and Waterlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea & Asellota) in Britain and Ireland. Field Studies Council/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.