Orange is the New Awesome

October is a month where the color orange reigns supreme. Pumpkins, changing sugar maple leaves, wood fired stoves, candy corn and pumpkin spice lattes. Mmmmm. PSLs. With whipped cream.

I digress.

In honor of Celestron’s Orange in October #ChangeYourView contest I decided to play with one of our favorite orange arthropods. The orange sowbug!

Isopod Montage

Porcellio scaber is a species of sowbug native to western Europe but they are found all over the world now. They have been introduced into North America and are one of the most commonly seen species. Sowbugs (also called pill bugs or woodlice) are related to roly polys, but they don’t roll up. These animals are in the Order Isopoda. Isopods are crustaceans! The terrestrial species are like tiny little land shrimp that live in our backyards.

Orange Dorsal Isopod