Found while sifting soil from around Arum rhizomes.
The Waihou river is in full flood and after many months of very little water the Te Aroha Wetlands are flooded (The board walks are under water) and the surface of the water is covered in all manner of invertebrates (Duck smorgasbord)
First time I saw the orange Form. Looks great!
Isopoda; Porcellionidae: Porcellio scaber - slater
multiple colour forms
Under bark on fallen dead wattle tree
The Common Wood Louse.
These dudes live in moist areas because the breath through gills !!
This relatively large scatter was walking down a coastal cliff after dark.