Armadillidium vulgare (Woodlouse).
| Woodlice are crustacean with a rigid, segmented exoskeleton and fourteen jointed limbs. They need moisture because they rapidly lose water. A. vulgare is an introduced species from Europe and common in the US. |
bug guide (the small photo):
| The water of our lake is rather clear this spring and I was surprised to see fish and mussels from our little dock. I wasn't sure whether to include them here, but then I also found an empty shell at the water edge. If someone could help me identifying these freshwater mussels, I would really appreciate it. |