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Armadillium -  Armadillidium vulgare - back view
Armadillium - Armadillidium vulgare - back view


Armadillium (Pill woodlice)
The armadillium (Armadillidium vulgare) is a woodlouse and belongs to the family Ligiamorpha.

This isopod can reach a length of up to 16 mm and is able to roll itself up into a ball. While the males are predominantly a uniform blue-grey , black-grey or brownish-grey, , the females have bright spots. The surface of the armadillium is smooth. The armadillium has a high resistance to water shortages. Therefore, it is also found in forest edges and ruderal on plants growing on waste ground or among refuse.

The females breed up to 3 times a year. Depending on the size of the female, from 20 to 160 young isopods hatch.
Armadillium -  Armadillidium vulgare - front view
Armadillium - Armadillidium vulgare - front view


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1. Armadillium - Armadillidium vulgare - back view
2. Armadillium - Armadillidium vulgare - front view
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