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A small, dark gray insect. A couple centimeters long. Has many legs and an exoskeleton much like an armadillo. Also has yellow markings on its back.

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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sheldonsophie1's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
Posted by sheldonsophie1 about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Nice ID.
Quoted from bugsincyberspace:
What are the differences between pill bugs and sow bugs? The most obvious difference is that pill bugs (Armadillidium spp.) can roll themselves up into tightly closed balls. Their plated segments are thick and fit together to make a perfect sphere, thereby protecting their softer underside. Sowbugs, on the other hand, are unable to roll themselves into balls. They look very similar to pill bugs, but tend to have a flatter, less hemispherical, appearance.

Posted by protecthabitat about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
protecthabitat's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
Posted by protecthabitat about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Common Pill-bug - Photo (c) Rhithrogena22, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
loarie's ID: Common Pill-bug (Armadillidium vulgare)
Posted by loarie over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Common Pill-bug - Photo (c) Rhithrogena22, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
edanko's ID: Common Pill-bug (Armadillidium vulgare)

Lack of paired posteriorally projecting segments is also a good distinguishing feature
http://bugguide.net/node/view/924905/bgimage

Posted by edanko 5 months ago (Flag)
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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sheldonsophie1's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
Common Pill-bug - Photo (c) Rhithrogena22, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Common Pill-bug (Armadillidium vulgare)
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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
protecthabitat's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
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