Common terrestrial pill bug (Armadillidium vulgare)

Contrary to popular belief, pill bugs are not bugs. They are not classified into the class Insecta, and aren’t even in the same subphylum. Pill bugs are crustaceans, specifically isopods, which are more closely related to lobsters and crabs than they are to insects.


My dogs were going after this HUGE dude last night so I had to scoop him up for a photo shoot.  Jerusalem Crickets are enormous!  Also known as potato bugs, they live underground and he really wanted to bite me with his huge mandibles!