wood louse


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wood louse:

see crustaceancrustacean
, primarily aquatic arthropod of the subphylum Crustacea. Most of the 44,000 crustacean species are marine, but there are many freshwater forms. The few groups that inhabit terrestrial areas have not been particularly successful in an evolutionary sense; most require
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THE first part of David Ashforth's excellent article on Anthony McCoy featured a picture showing Anthony leading in Wood Louse at Downpatrick almost 20 years ago.
It is here that scientists discovered the "Dudley Bug" - a trilobite that lived in the seas 425 million years ago, like a marine wood louse.
Palaeontologist Mr Colin Reid, who is also the town's museum manager, said: "The Dudley Bug, known as Calymene blumenbachii, was a sort of marine wood louse which lived 425million years ago.
At the Bar Harbor meeting, Thierry Rigaud of the University of Poitiers in France, reported finding the bacteria in the wood louse Armadillidium vulgare.
She is not the type of gal who lurks in the shrubbery with a bird whistle, warbling to passing herons, while admiring the industry of the wood louse.