The adaptation of wood lice. While many people think of them as "bugs" or "
insects," woodlice are actually arthropods--crustaceans in the family Isopoda.
It is a grey/brown colour which is useful for camouflage and it has a hard,
armoured shell over its body so it can protect itself from predators. The pill
Woodlice have flattened bodies to help them crawl through cracks and narrow
spaces, such as those seen in rotting logs and underneath bark.
Jun 25, 2003 ... The woodlice is a familiar creature to most people, various species ... exhibit
varying degrees of adaptation to life on land, largely depending on.
Apr 12, 2011 ... Pages about structure, behaviour and adaptations of woodlice. Porcellio scaber,
Armadillidium vulgare and Porcellio pruinosus.
Species of woodlice differ as regards rates of transpiration and survival in dry air.
... The only adaptation to land as regards excretion is a general suppression ...
Summary. The isopods discussed here live in steppes, semideserts and
sporadically (Egypt, Algeria) real deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor.
Woodlouse inhabits moist and dark habitats and usually hides under the stones
... Woodlice are the only crustaceans that are adapted to the life on the ground ...
www.nuffieldfoundation.org/sites/default/files/files/Woodlice habitats - merged PDF.pdf
Nuffield Practical Work for Learning: Argumentation • Woodlice habitats ....
terrestrial animals have adaptations (anatomical, biochemical or behavioural).
The woodlouse is not an insect but a crustacean, that has 14 parts to its body,
which gives the woodlouse the flexibility to be able to curl into a ball to protect