This european native species is often mistaken for Oniscus asellus or Porcellio scaber. The smoother shell and 5 sets of white lungs underneath set them apart from both species. T rathkii range from a calico yellow or orange to a darker grey. Smaller than laevis and typically showing at least a faint line of lighter dash marks above the lower edge of the shell.
More photos of these beautiful isopods coming soon.
T rathkii thrive with access to damp rotting wood, often burrowing deep into it.
The rathki colors and shiny shell make them a very pretty species.
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