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midway drive santa rosa (Google, OSM)
38.450205341, -122.6771438937
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Description

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.

Apr. 29, 2012 20:22:04 -0700
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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
sheldonsophie1's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
Posted by sheldonsophie1 almost 2 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 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
protecthabitat's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
Posted by protecthabitat almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
sheldonsophie1's ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
Pillbugs - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Pillbugs (Family Armadillidiidae)
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