Armadillidium vulgare “Magic Potion”

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

Scientific name

Armadillidium vulgare “Magic Potion”

Armadillidium vulgare Magic Potion 1

Suborder or family

Armadillidiidae in the Oniscidea suborder

Armadillidium vulgare Magic Potion 2

Distribution

The original range of the Common Pill-Bug is in southeastern Europe. Due to human dispersal, it is now found almost worldwide.

Armadillidium vulgare Magic Potion Pill Bug

Habitats

Ditches, gardens, parks, ruderal places

Size

Up to 18 millimetres

Live span

Up to 3 years

Food

Dying plant parts (leaves, rotten wood, white rotten wood), carrion, feces

Categories: Crustaceans