Pill Bug (Rollie Pollie)

My Home: I am found in most regions of the world. I live in
moist dark areas, under rocks, bark, leaves and logs.

What I eat: I eat decaying plants or other vegetation.

What I look like: I have three body parts, seven pairs of
legs, two antennae and two eyes. I am ¼ to ½ of an
inch in length and vary in color from dark gray to
white. I can roll myself into a ball when frightened
and am commonly called 'Rollie Pollie.'

How I am born: I go through two stages of
development: egg and adult. The female can lay up
to 100 eggs, which are held in a pouch (like a kangaroo).
After about two months as an egg, I hatch and emerge as
a tiny adult. I grow by molting (shedding my skin). As an adult,
I can live up to three years.

  Fun Facts
Pill bugs are not insects, they are crustaceans.
They are related to shrimp and crayfish, breathe
with gills, and need humidity or moisture to survive.