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  • SNAIL'S TALES: Another yellow isopod: Porcellio scaber skip to main

    Another yellow isopod: Porcellio scaber

  • Post revised 18 April 2008: In the original post I had identified this isopod as Porcellio spinicornis.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Last weekend, also in my backyard, I found a yellow Porcellio scaber, another relatively common isopod.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • I saw snails, an Oxychilus sp., and the isopod Porcellio spinicornis.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • A: Porcellio spinicornis from Montreal; B: Porcellio scaber from Maryland.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I wrote about Porcellio spinicornis, an isopod I photographed and collected in my sister's backyard in Montreal last month.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • In rainy weather Porcellio scaber is often found on tree trunks.

    Do isopods grow on trees?

  • SNAIL'S TALES: An isopod from Canada: Porcellio spinicornis skip to main

    An isopod from Canada: Porcellio spinicornis

  • Isopod expert Helmut Schmalfuss has e-mailed the following comments regarding the identifications of these isopods: the isopods on your photographs no. 2 and 3 belong to the same species, they are different color morphs of Porcellio scaber, which is the most common terrestrial isopod in western Europe.

    Do isopods grow on trees?

  • He who could brook no contradiction from a prince or soldier, allowed the pedantic scholars of the sixteenth century to dictate to him in matters of taste, and sat with exemplary humility at the feet of Latinists like Porcellio, Basinio, and Trebanio.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series


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