Rosy Woodlouse - Androniscus dentiger


    A. dentiger is a small woodlouse, at only 6 mm long, and is characteristically pink or orange in colour, with a yellow stripe along the midline of the dorsal surface, which divides in two towards the animal's tail. It has large eyes for its size and a granular exoskeleton.

    Identification difficulty

    Damp, shaded places such as under stones and logs in gardens, quarries and caves, especially in lime rich areas.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Feeds on dead plant matter.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map