Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Rare Woodlice

Recently found near Ballymacaw, the tiny (up to 3.6 mm) woodlouse,  Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi.  This is a white  eyeless isopod that lives exclusively with yellow ants Lassius flavus.    This represents an extension of the known range of this species for Co. Waterford.