Common Pill-Bug, Potato Bug, Common Pill Woodlouse, Roly-Poly
Armadillidium vulgare “Magic Potion” is a color morph of the Common Pill-Bug. Its white carapace is covered with yellow or black spots. It rolls into a ball in case of danger.
Armadillidium vulgare “Magic Potion”
Suborder or family
Armadillidiidae in the Oniscidea suborder
The original range of the Common Pill-Bug is in southeastern Europe. Due to human dispersal, it is now found almost worldwide.
Ditches, gardens, parks, ruderal places
Up to 18 millimetres
Up to 3 years
Dying plant parts (leaves, rotten wood, white rotten wood), carrion, feces