Crustaceans In The Garden

Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber

Its amazing what you kind find just turning over a leaf in your garden. This is the Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber.

Click and click again on the images to get that little bit closer …


June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

18 thoughts on “Crustaceans In The Garden

    • I do too. You are right Jude, they do not harm the plants, and they actually help keep your garden tidy by feeding on dead and decaying matter, and are important recyclers of nutrients. They make for a healthy garden.

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  1. I’m not up for getting any closer. Hahahaha. They’ve always reminded me of Trilobites, who also rolled into balls when threatened (though they aren’t of the same lineage) there’s an ancient feel to woodlice, a pre-dinosaurs vibe emanating out. Trilobites were often enormous mind you and much as I love fossils I’m happier to view the imprints of them than ever see one in real life, as it stands with woodlice they just give me the heeby-jeebys. Cracking shot again Pete!

    – Esme stood on the table upon the Cloud

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