362. Pill Bug

by Ricardo December. 28, 2010 9912 views

Armadillidium vulgare aka Common Pill bug (baby)

I got shocked about how good these macros were! honestly, when I did my earwig [photoblog.com] last time they got ok, but these in my opinion are really good!

These small bugs are very funny! I remember when I was a child, I used to see them and touch them, so that they get like balls :)
Do you have any situation like this? I'd like to know :)
These bugs are harmless and they can live up to 3 years!
they eat decaying things, and they don't like the sun very much!

They look much creepier on my macros, but they are very friendly :)


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Christa 6 years, 4 months ago

Vi ontem o film "o dia em que a terra parou" e tinha lá umas queridinhas assim :))) Espero que não se multiplicam muito! Os macros estão óptimos.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Christelle 6 years, 4 months ago

aaaawwww !!! great work but... yuuuuurk !!! lol

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Brenda Nelson 6 years, 4 months ago

These are really good shots of a really gross creature! I say again...have you seen "Star Trek: the Wrath of Kahn"? They put bugs like these in peoples ears - yuck!!

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 4 months ago

Amazing macro shots Ricky!!
But I find them creepy!! ;-)

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 4 months ago

Ohhhh what a cute woodlouse...wonderful :))

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Walter 6 years, 4 months ago

They look a lot like the ones I have here. They're cool... Harmless, maybe, but they may carry diseases, so I was told. :-)

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Dave 6 years, 4 months ago

Great Macros. The last couple look violent or... did they run into a wall a bend the antennae?

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 6 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic captures!

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 6 years, 4 months ago

Ricky did you take your pill :D

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 4 months ago

You are a bug man very interesting shot but UGGGG!!!

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 6 years, 4 months ago

Ewww these look gross but great macros!!

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 4 months ago

Wow Ricky! These are all incredible macros of a pill bug! Up close and personal how interesting they are.
Well done!

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 4 months ago

Wow...these shots are super, Ricky! I think these are much the same as what we call "rollie-pollies," but our don't have the big bent antennae. At least I don't think so because I've never seen a macro of one!

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 5 months ago

Awesome shots !!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 6 years, 5 months ago

cool work

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 5 months ago

Fabulous macro work Ricky! :-)

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 5 months ago

Excellent post Ricky !
I am fascinated by these macro, but even friendly I don't want to touch them....

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Andrã©S 6 years, 5 months ago

I've never seen so closed to me this kind of insect. Great macros¡¡¡¡

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 6 years, 5 months ago

The macros are fantastic! I never knew what they are called, but when you mentioned that they curl up into a ball, I remembered seeing them when I was younger. We just called them the ball bug. :)))

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Leocheung 6 years, 5 months ago

Friendly bugs? Are you kidding me ...haha
Great macros.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 5 months ago

Yuck! Nice macros!

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Redro 6 years, 5 months ago

Funny little creature dressed in armor :)
I'm fascinated with its zigzagged antennas.
Really good macros Ricky !

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 5 months ago

Ugly but great shotss.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Natalie 6 years, 5 months ago

Funny looking creature, love these macros : )

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Alison May 6 years, 5 months ago

great set of macros

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Jon Laysell 6 years, 5 months ago

Fascinating post Ricky. I love woodlice, or as we like to call them, Woodpigs. Did you know that they were originally called pillbugs because the Ancient Romans used to swallow them whole as medicine. Not all woodlice roll up though your Armadillo type are best known for it. Also, the reason they like (need) the damp is because they breathe through gills.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Karman 6 years, 5 months ago

We have these, we call them RolliePollies.....touch them and they roll up....very nice captures.

6 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 5 months ago

You're right, they turned out great. Is it on a white paper?

We have something that looks VERY similar (I don't recall those long things out front) but call them Roly Poly's... same behavior, the kids love them because they curl up in a ball when you touch them.

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