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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018

Location: Sebastian, Sebastian Inlet State Park

These are most likely Ligia pallasii
Known as Rock Louse more commonly.
It is in the order Isopoda,
Which can live in fresh water, on land, or the sea.

(Very special thanks to Nathan Burkett-Cadena, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Florida | IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory for his assistance with this ID. I took this picture last year and have been trying to ID since then.)

Sources: NOAA Ocean Explorer - What is an Isopod?

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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