Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Sow bug - Porcellionides sexfasciatus

Order Isopoda
Family Porcellionidae
It looks sort of frosty or velvety just like the other species of this genus found in the country, Porcellionides pruinosus. It differs from P pruinosus in the pattern of longitudinal light and dark bands on the back of the pleon (the last section of the body). This isopod can not roll into a ball.
04-10-20 © Ricardo Palonsky