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Porcellio laevis - Dorsal Same critter more lateral:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/81035/porcellio_laevis_-_dorso-lateral.html" title="Porcellio laevis - Dorso-lateral"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/81035_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1596672010&Signature=qgHRXhKXOkqqQ8l5ULvCigF6Y5g%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Porcellio laevis - Dorso-lateral Same critter, dorsal:<br />
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''Porcellio laevis'' is a species of woodlouse in the genus ''Porcellio''. It has a cosmopolitan distribution, and has been introduced to Australia, including Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.

As the species epithet ''laevis'' as well as the vernacular name "swift woodlouse" suggests, the species is capable of quick bursts of speed when provoked. It occurs under rocks and fallen logs in damp areas, and is otherwise rarely encountered.

Similar species: Brood Pouch Crustaceans
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jun 26, 2019.