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
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
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.
Common Woodlouse (Oniscus asellus) KINGDOM Animalia ... Many adaptations
serve more than one function; rolling up the body probably reduces water loss.
About Woodlice. Woodlice, or pillbugs, are members of the Crustacea class,
which also includes crabs, shrimps and lobsters. However, they are not aquatic
Woodlice are often found in the upper layers of compost heaps, under rotting ...
These preferences are behavioural adaptations to help reduce desiccation.
Identification. Woodlice, also known as slaters and pillbugs, are terrestrial
crustaceans. Their soft bodies are covered on the upper surface with a hard ...
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 ...
Traditionally, woodlice have been regarded as poorly adapted to life on land.
However, research conducted in recent years has shown that woodlice have ...