Armadillidium vulgareCommon name: Pill bug

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Reported from the southern parts of Australia.

Remarks: This slater grows to approximately 18 millimetres long.

It is native to Europe but has been introduced to much of the world through the movement of plant material. Slaters mainly feed on decaying plant matter and need a humid environment to survive.

We have photographed this species in November.

References: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillidium_vulgare

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:9f0d30c0-e324-4454-97dd-e1f5c6e206ff

BOLD Systems http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxBrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=9668

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