Armadillidium depressum (Brandt, 1833)
This large Woodlouse rolls into a slightly open ball when threatened. This characteristic is a useful technique to help towards determining the species, but should not be used alone in confirming identification. Generally a Woodlouse of south-west parts of the UK, Armadillidium depressum was a surprise find on the stone wall of Carr Bank Park in Mansfield in 2013 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.), when found tucked into a small eroded piece of stonework and measured 18mm in length. It has been recorded from the same location since, with recent records from a railway bridge at Marnham (Shaw, D.) and along a cemetery wall on Perry Road, New Basford. The more colourful juveniles are illustrated in the lower two photographs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Armadillidium depressum
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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