Expert(s). Expert: Brian Kensley & Marilyn Schotte. Notes: National Museum of Natural History. Reference for: Armadillidium vulgare. Other Source(s). Source. Biology. Woodlice feed on dead organic matter, which they detect by means of taste and smell (2). During the breeding season, reproductive females develop a . Armadillidium sp.? – Armadillidium vulgare Pillbug caught in a spider web – Armadillidium vulgare Terrestrial crustacean – probably Porcellio scaber.

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Eggs are retained in the marsupium for two to three months until the mancas hatch. The average decrease in CO 2 release was Each vial was equipped with a centrally located foam plug which separated the isopod from the salt solution.

The pillbugs continue to molt every one to two weeks for the next 18 weeks. Economic Importance and Damage Back to Top A study was conducted on the effects of the detritivorous behavior consumption of dead plant material of the pillbug in the hydric hardwood forest of central Florida. If they fail to locate a more desirable habitat after a yet-undetermined time threshold, they will return to their natal habitat, presumably to decrease the survival risks involved with lengthy, long-distance movements.


The invaginated lungs of A. Aggregate pheromone concentration varies with humidity, but it is always highest during mating seasons. The broods can be a mix of males and females or they can be completely female or completely male Raham Identification Some identification marks mentioned by Ferenc Vilisics in his comment on this picture: Armadillidium vulgare has also been extensively studied and collected in Japan, France, Canada, central Bohemia, the Czech Republic, and shorelines of western Romania.


During the day they can be found in dark, humid places such as under fallen leaves, rocks, or logs. Transition from water to land in isopod crustaceans.

The hemolymph reabsorbs calcium from the old exoskeleton, and the new exoskeleton forms while the old exoskeleton separates from the epidermis.

Palearctic living in the northern part of the Old World. Individuals armafillidium an average lifespan of a year and a half, but some have longer lifespans of up to a few years. To cite this page: Excretion and water balance in some land isopods. Lack of woodlice in the diet of the young Dysdera hungarica can impede growth and development.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. The absorption of water by woodlice. This response is considered an escape mechanism from potential predators.


Armadillidium vulgare eggs are thin-walled and possess a yolk. Journal List J Insect Sci v.

Armadillidium vulgare – Wikipedia

In drier environments, they spend more time sheltering as opposed to feeding or other more energy-demanding activities. Female sexual activity is limited to the receptive period of their preparturial intermolt cycle. Enhanced water conservation in clusters of convergent lady beetles, Hippodamia convergens.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Armadillidium vulgare. Then a 10 to 12 day premolt, where the new molt cycle begins. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa.

In south Wales and southern England it can be confused with A. Roberts for their comments, as well as Jeffery Knight, who identified our specimens. Exposed large-particle soil as found in agricultural cultivation sites or greenhouses is more desirable than finer soils, as the former allows for increased water retention, easier burrowing, and increased relative humidity.

Chemical controls include insecticide bait, dust, granular, and liquid formulations Capinera Females begin to reproduce at around two to three years old. This behavior helps decrease the surface area of any one individual in the group, and thereby exposure to the moisture-depleting external heat.