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Sowbugs

Oniscoidea suborder

Marbled orbweaver

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Goldenrod crab spider

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: Up to 3/4 inch long

Description: Brownish-gray with 14 legs. Oval shaped body with overlapping plates.

Where/When: Found in dark, cool, moist environments. Can be found around and in buildings.

Significance: Beneficial as a recycler or decaying organic matter. Sometimes a nuisance inside buildings.

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