Latin name: Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi
Size: Up to 4mm
Distribution: Found in southern and central Britain.
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Ant nests
Food: Possibly mildew or ant droppings
Special features: Ant woodlice are completely white, and nearly always found in the underground nests of ants. The ants seem to be quite comfortable sharing their homes with these ghostly white miniature woodlice. This is possibly because the woodlice keep the nest clear of droppings!
The dark underground environment does not seem to hinder them, and it's thought this could be because they are blind.
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