One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wood louse that has a thick cuticle and is able to roll up into a ball when threatened.
Genus Armadillidium, order Isopoda
- ‘This small crustacean is similar to the terrestrial pill bug but is aquatic and is found in only one thermal spring near Socorro, New Mexico.’
- ‘The Crustaceamorpha includes lobsters, crabs, shrimp, pill bugs, krill, barnacles, water fleas, brine shrimp (sea monkeys), copepods, ostracods, and more - many, many more.’
- ‘In areas where acid rain is most severe, the supplementary calcium-rich foods that female songbirds depend on - snail shells, isopods such as pill bugs, millipedes, and earthworms - may be in short supply.’
- ‘The wood louse is known in Britain by many local names - tiggy-hog, cheeselog, pill bug, chiggy pig, and rolypoly among others.’
- ‘They include such things as spiders, leeches, millipedes, pill bugs, flatworms, mites, beetles, and water dwellers such as water scorpions and nematode worms.’
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