Common Shiny Woodlouse Oniscus asellus ssp. asellus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very common Woodlouse, found in many habitats including urban gardens. Although variably marked, the usual background colouration is grey and the brown individual found at Sherwood Forest CP in early 2017, is the only such example we have ever recorded, despite seeing many thousands of specimens over the years.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oniscus asellus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Keith and Belinda Lugg. Derek Whiteley. Paul Richards. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Steve Gregory.

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Updated January 2024

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