Thursday, June 14, 2012

Crossing my path

Crossing my path,
a pill bug's gray carapace -
I step over.


bythewobblydumdumtree said...

Not sure what a pill bug is but doesn't sound nice. I had the same problem with a line of ants while on holiday.

Richard Cody said...

Pill Bugs, from Wikipedia: "Armadillidiidae is a family of woodlice, a terrestrial crustacean group in the order Isopoda. Unlike members of other woodlouse families, members of this family can roll into a ball, an ability they share with the outwardly similar but unrelated pill millipedes and other animals. It is this ability which gives woodlice in this family their common name of pill bugs, roly polies or potato bugs. The best known species in the family is Armadillidium vulgare, the common pill bug.

bythewobblydumdumtree said...

Wow, thanks for the info, I can see it now - we have plenty of woodlice!