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Manca (Armadillidium vulgare) In Woodlice the juveniles that have just left the marsupium are called &quot;Manca&quot;, probably derived from &quot;something still missing&quot;.<br />
A complete Woodlouse has 7 pairs of legs - one pair on each segment of the pereon, but in a manca the 7th segment is not yet fully developed (as seen in this image) and does not yet carry legs. It will need two moults to develop the 7th segment with fully functional legs. Armadillidiidae,Armadillidium,Armadillidium vulgare,Crustacea,Geotagged,Isopoda,La Palma (Canary Islands),Manca,Oniscidea,Pill Bug,Spain,Woodlouse,Woodlouse ID help Click/tap to enlarge

Manca (Armadillidium vulgare)

In Woodlice the juveniles that have just left the marsupium are called "Manca", probably derived from "something still missing".
A complete Woodlouse has 7 pairs of legs - one pair on each segment of the pereon, but in a manca the 7th segment is not yet fully developed (as seen in this image) and does not yet carry legs. It will need two moults to develop the 7th segment with fully functional legs.

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  1. Cuuuttteee! Posted one month ago
    1. The white just "screams": Vulnerable! ;o) Posted one month ago

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''Armadillidium vulgare'', the pill-bug, potato bug, pill woodlouse, roly-poly, doodle bug, or carpenter, is a widespread European species of woodlouse. It is the most extensively investigated terrestrial isopod species.

Similar species: Brood Pouch Crustaceans
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jun 13, 2019. Captured in Camino el Pedregal, 38769 El Pedregal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.