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Pillbug

Armadillidium werneri

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

http://op-girl16.deviantart.com/art/Arma... http://www.focusnatura.at/wp-content/upl... http://www.imgrum.net/user/live_vine/173...

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2 Comments

Tukup
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
Hema 4 years ago

never seen a spotted one!

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Croatia

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

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