Family ARMADILLIDIIDAE

Eluma caelatum (Miers, 1877)

Species introduced from Europe. Locally abundant in urban Nelson, but has not been collected or reported from anywhere else.

The body is pubescent (densely covered with tiny hairs). Each eye is composed of a single large ocellus. Can roll into a ball. In live animals two pairs of pleopodal lungs can be seen ventrally (not visible in preserved specimens).