Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Pill bug - Armadillidium vulgare

Order Isopoda
Family Armadillididae
Known as pill bug due to the ability to roll up looking like a pill. It is not an insect, it is one of the few terrestrial crustaceans. Its calcareous exoskeleton provides rigidity and protection from predators. The shell is not single but is composed of 7 segments and a final one which gives movility. They live in humid places like rocks, fallen leaves and logs and feed on decaying material. They are beneficial in gardens.
Pill bug
16-02-20 © Guillermo Costa
Pill bug
16-09-17 © Sergio Cusano
Pill bug
01-11-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Pill bug
01-11-14 © Nicolás Giorgio