The Pill bug

Name:Pill bug
Scientific name:Armadillidum vulgare
Where I found it:Under a rock next to the grotto
This bug curls up in a ball when it is scared and looks like some sort of rock so it has a good way of protecting itself. The pill bug lives in damp, dark locations and if it goes inside a building it will dry out and die. I found my bug under a rock in a damp location and it is known to like to live in organic garbage. These bugs eat rotting vegetation like vegetables. This bug does not spread diseases and surprisingly doesn’t contaminate food. An interesting fact about the pill bug is that it has seven legs on each side of its body so in total it has 14 legs.

Videos of the Pill Bug:
Video 1
Video 2

Pest World for Kids
Northern Education
Schools Utah

The Pill Bug Rolling out of a ball



By Vanessa.