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Pillbug

Armadillidium vulgare

Description:

capable of rolling into a ball when disturbed; this ability, along with its general appearance, gives it the name pill-bug and also creates the potential for confusion with pill millipedes such as Glomeris marginata coloration (dark grey color with yellow patches)

Habitat:

It is able to regulate its temperature through its behaviour, preferring bright sunshine when temperatures are low, but remaining in shadow when temperatures are high..found in grass area.

Notes:

This spotting was great too see an alive one ..i found a shell casing quiet a few months ago , that Mark helped me to ID. Australians also call them ‘butcher-boys’. Not sure if this should be Arthropods or Other ??

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CharliePrice
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CharliePrice

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014

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