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AIDGAP and guide: Woodlice

Special offer for June 2021: an AIDGAP plus a fold-out guide for £10.

Woodlice AIDGAP

FSC Woodlice AIDGAP is an identification guide to the 35 species of woodlice that breed outdoors in Britain and Ireland.

Illustrated throughout with line drawings plus 16 colour plates. Also included are species descriptions, covering distribution and natural history.

Woodlice are among the most familiar of animals. The beneficial effects of these crustaceans far outweigh any damage that they do. In the leaf litter of deciduous woods, and on compost heaps, woodlice perform a vital role. They chew dead plants into small fragments, and deposit these as faecal pellets which decompose rapidly. This speeds up the decomposition process and help return essential nutrients to the soil.

Woodlice fold-out guide

The FSC Woodlouse name trail features the 9 commonest species found in gardens and around buildings.

Simple yes/no questions will quickly guide you to the colour photographs of each woodlouse. Accompanying text on the reverse side covers the features of each woodlouse. This includes body length, colour and distribution in Britain and Ireland.

This guide is an introduction to the species of woodlice which are most common in gardens and near buildings. Good places to look for woodlice are under logs, bricks and stones and in piles of leaf litter. The key works with live specimens. With a little experience all nine species can be identified with the naked eye.