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Armadillidium werneri


Small terrestrial crustacean. They are characterised by their ability to roll into a ball when disturbed. They typically feed on moss, algae, bark and other decaying organic matter. They are usually found in moist areas such as decomposing leaf matter and soil


Bosanka, mountain facing Dubrovnik, near the funicular, Croatia .


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Tukup a year ago

Hi MnMs. Just got done posting a spotting of a pillbug (Roly Poly in Midwestern US). I learned quite a bit actually researching them. I learned Roly Polys roll into a tight ball and Sowbug don't. Sowbugs have two appendages from the rear (as yours above does) and Pillbugs don't. Techinically, your spotting here should have the common name "Sowbug." I couldn't find a picture of the species you have but it is an incredible photo of it. Thanks for sharing. PN is continually making me learn.

Hema 4 years ago

never seen a spotted one!

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Spotted on May 30, 2016
Submitted on Dec 12, 2016

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