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Not an Insect - _TNY_6502 (In Explore 22/1 2021) | by Calle Söderberg
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Not an Insect - _TNY_6502 (In Explore 22/1 2021)

The common woodlouse (Oniscus asellus), like all woodlice, isn't an insect but a crustacean. Just roll one over and you'll see a whole bunch of legs which automatically tells it isn't an insect (all of those have six legs).


This particular one, along with a whole bunch of its friends like to spend the summer nights on a low wall just outside my workplace so I took this shot at the maximum 5:1 magnification using the MP-E65mm, showing some nice detail on the eye.

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Taken on July 2, 2020