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Pill Bug, Roly Poly

Armadillidium

Description:

The pill bug is a small, segmented isopod that can curl up in to a ball for protection. These are types of arthropods, or crustaceans, not insects or true bugs. Pill Bugs are protected by a hard exoskeleton with three basic divisions, the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. They have 7 pairs of legs. Can be mistaken for the Pill Millipede, Glomerida.

Habitat:

Pill bugs are commonly found in many areas around the world. They prefer moist soil or rotting vegetation, living in the soil and under decaying leaves, rocks, and dead logs.

Notes:

Pill bugs are members of the only group of crustaceans who live on land. Found under a log during the day.

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Homeschool
Spotted by a stud ent at Homeschool

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2012
Submitted on May 23, 2012

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