Woodlice Sentence Examples
Slugs and woodlice are the worst enemies of mushroom crops.
In external form Trilobites are not unlike Isopod Crustaceans, especially the terrestrial species commonly called "woodlice"; and until the nature of their appendages was known, it was thought by some authorities that the two groups might be related.
Wingless females of many tropical species present a close superficial resemblance to woodlice; and one interesting apterous form known as Pseudoglomeris, from the East Indies, is able to roll up like a millipede.
Like the woodlice they were capable of rolling themselves up into a ball, many specimens having been found fossilized in this state, with the pygidium pressed tightly against the head-shield.
A terrestrial habitat is less common, but the widely-distributed land Isopoda or woodlice and the land-crabs of tropical regions have solved the problem of adaptation to a subaerial life.Advertisement
In some of the terrestrial Isopoda or woodlice (Oniscoidea) the abdominal appendages have ramified tubular invaginations of the integument, filled with air and resembling the tracheae of insects.
Aldrovandi in De animalibus insectis (1602) almost contemporaneously distinguished between "terrestrial insects," including woodlice, earthworms and slugs, and "aquatic insects," comprising annelids and starfishes.
Like the pill woodlice, the pill millipede is rather more tolerant of dry conditions than it's relatives.
This includes sea spiders over 30 cm across and isopods, the relatives of woodlice, over 13 cm long.
Do woodlice show alternation in their natural habitat or is it an artifact of this apparatus?Advertisement
The group includes the only true terrestrial crustaceans, the woodlice, which no longer need to return to water in order to breed.