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Porcellio scaber - Leucistic Finally found a terrestrial Isopod with leucism to shoot some better images with my current setup. On the internet you will find various other images of leucistic Woodlice, so supposedly it's not even that rare, but when you want to find one it just doesn't seem to happen :o)  Geotagged,Leucism,Netherlands,Oniscidea,Porcellio,Porcellio scaber,Porcellionidae,Rough woodlouse Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Porcellio scaber - Leucistic

Finally found a terrestrial Isopod with leucism to shoot some better images with my current setup. On the internet you will find various other images of leucistic Woodlice, so supposedly it's not even that rare, but when you want to find one it just doesn't seem to happen :o)

    comments (8)

  1. Magnificent!! <3

    I also love all of the details in this collage! Thank you for sharing!
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Lisa, quite happy with the find myself :o) Posted 4 months ago
  2. How interesting! Posted 4 months ago
  3. One of my friends just asked what leucistic means? Posted 4 months ago
    1. Leucism is an aberration/defect in the ability to produce pigments. Think of it as "albino light": The animal does not have working pigmentation in (large) parts of the body, but is not completely unpigmented as in albinism. Most prominently the eyes and some other parts, typically maybe the soft nose of a dog or deer, or the hoofs/nails will be pigmented.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucism
      Posted 4 months ago
      1. Mt friend says thanks :) Posted 4 months ago
  4. Nice series Arp. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Mark :o) Posted 3 months ago

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''Porcellio scaber'' , is a species of European woodlouse.

Similar species: Brood Pouch Crustaceans
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Nov 22, 2018. Captured in Nannie van Wehlstraat 14, 4207 MH Gorinchem, Netherlands.