Porcellionides pruinosus

Summary 2

Porcellionides pruinosus is a cosmopolitan woodlouse that is native to Europe, and is suspected to consist of very closely related species. Ten subspecies are recognised. The species carries Wolbachia endosymbionts, which is an alpha-proteobacterium that is known to modify the reproduction of their crustacean hosts by inducing cytoplasmic incompatibility or feminisation.

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  1. (c) Ferran Turmo Gort, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/fturmog/7256865742/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcellionides_pruinosus

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iNat Map

Telson pointed
Region California, Central Gulf: LA; MS; AL, East-Southwest: NM; CO; NB; KS; OK, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, Midatlantic: NC; VA; WV; MD; DE; NJ; PA, New England; NY; NB; PEI; and NS, Northern Rockies: AB; SK; MB; MT; ID; WY; ND; SD, Old Northwest: ON; MN; IA; MS; AK; WI; IL; MI; IN; OH; KY; TN, Pacific Northwest: BC; WA; OR, Quebec and Newfoundland, Texas, West-Southwest: NV; UT; AZ
Habitat inland
Rolls into a ball? No
Eyes very large? No
Antennal flagella Two
Paired ocelli numerous
Pereonite texture smooth
Uropods single
Status introduced