pillbug


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pill·bug

or pill bug  (pĭl′bŭg′)
n.
1. See woodlouse.
2. Any of various woodlice of the family Armadillidiidae, having the ability to roll into a tight ball. Also called doodlebug, roly-poly.
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Since then, researchers have discovered Wolbachia in all orders of insects plus spiders, mites, pillbugs, and nematodes.
Commonly known as woodlice, sow bugs or pillbugs, they are widely distributed through the state.
Marisa used chocolate squares, bread and apples to measure their rate of decomposition with pillbugs, redworms, used mulch and dirt.