Latin name: Androniscus dentiger
Size: Up to 6mm
Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Damp, shaded places such as under stones and logs
Food: Dead plant matter
Special features: The Rosy Woodlouse is a fairly common species, but is often overlooked on account of its small size.
As the name susggests, the body is an orange-red colour with a double yellow stripe along middle of the back. When viewed under a hand lens you'll notice the entire body is covered in tiny bumps.
If you look at the eye with a hand lens you'll notice it's comprised of one single black bump (ocelli), rather than a group of bumps as in some other woodlouse species.
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