August 18, 2011 - World's Most Underrated Bug

It's the armadillidiidae, or as I know it, the roly poly. Of course, I have just learned that some people refer to it as the pillbug. For the sake of argument, we will refer to it henceforth only as the roly poly, because that name is awesome, and it is a great reference to the defense mechanism used by the small insect (which is actually a crustacean and not an insect at all...but let's ignore that!) where it automatically rolls into a small ball and hides. I'm not sure who he thinks this is fooling. If anything, it would make it easier to attack, if by some remote chance one would ever be so inclined to do so.

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