Four species of waterlice (Isopoda: Asellota) and 40 species of woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea) occur outdoors in Britain and Ireland. A further 12 introduced ‘alien’ woodlice species occur in artificial climates such as glasshouses. This atlas presents the results of the Non-marine Isopod Recording Scheme (part of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group) to the end of 2007. The scheme has received 69,633 records for waterlice and 85,950 records for waterlice.
This full-colour atlas represents a comprehensive synthesis of the information available on Isopods within Britain and Ireland. The results are presented as distribution maps embedded within species accounts which provide details of identification and particularly key features for separating similar (easily confused) species. The further information on collecting and recording will be invaluable to new recorders and, in addition, there are detailed accounts on the biology and conservation of Isopods.
Paperback. 176pp, 39 colour photos, 53 black and white maps.
Published by the Field Studies Council of behalf of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology’s Biological Records Centre.