My best guess is Common Pillbug

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler

a kind of wood louse (there are 50,000+ kinds, my guide says). Saw her on a fence post last week.

Armadillidium vulgare is her formal name, and doesn't she look like an armadillo? She stores her eggs in a pouch on her underbelly, and the babies, after hatching, spend a few days in the pouch before emerging into the scary world!

--Gloria Z Nagler


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