Rough Woodlouse, Common Rough Woodlouse
Porcellio scaber “Orange” is a color morph of the Rough Woodlouse. Its carapace is orange to yellow-brown in color. There are other color forms of this Woodlouse with white, black or speckled carapace.
Porcellio scaber “Orange”
Suborder or family
Porcellionidae in the Oniscidea suborder
The original distribution area of the Rough Woodlouse is in Europe. As an introduced species, it can also be found in other regions.
Forests, walls, cellars, stairs, compost heaps
Up to 20 millimeters
Up to 2 years
Dying plant parts such as leaves, rotten or white rotten wood, but also fresh fruits and vegetables or carrion.