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Porcellio scaber

Common slater at Acton, ACT

Porcellio scaber at Acton, ACT - 30 May 2018
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Identification history

Porcellio dilatatus 14 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Porcellio scaber 6 Jun 2018 KimPullen
Porcellio scaber 6 Jun 2018 jb2602

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2 comments

   15 Dec 2018
This may be Porcellio dilatatus. This is a broader-bodied species with texture limited to the center of the tergites (transversly speaking). Otherwise quite similar to Porcellio scaber with which it is often mistaken. More research is necessary to be certain, however. It looks a bit off compared to the ones I know from overseas.
KimPullen wrote:
   15 Dec 2018
New identification suggested as per advice above.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 30 May 2018 02:18 PM Recorded on
  • jb2602 Recorded by
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