This is another introduced Woodlouse from Europe, and a handsome one at that. Striped Woodlice (Philoscia muscorum) are named for the dark stripe that runs down the back of the animal. It's other common name the Fast Woodlouse is a reference to its ability to run more quickly than the other common woodlice. Native to Europe, it was been introduced into parts of North America, including Washington State and BC, and New Zealand.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.