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or pill bug  (pĭl′bŭg′)
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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Roly-poly 54% Pillbug 13% no word for this 11% potato bug 10% doodlebug 3% centipede 3% Note: Table made from pie chart.
[49] showed high affinity between coding sequences of the f-element of the common pillbug (Armadillidium vulgare) with a large piece of the genome of the feminizing wVulC Wolbachia strain.
Using an inquiry-based and case study approach, two lab activities were developed for high school juniors and seniors visiting Belmont University for a day of "lab explorations in Environmental Science." One lab focuses on animal (pillbug) behavior in polluted habitats (acid rain, deforestation, phosphate excess) while the other lab requires that students complete a series of lab activities (blood typing, soil analysis, and hair and parasite identification) to solve a crime scene involving an illegally imported South American monkey.
Fall Pillbug Study Spring Water Bear Study General What species of Sugar maple trees will in Nature pillbugs are resident support greater numbers on campus?
Four non-native species made up 43% of total captured arthropods Armadillium vulgate (pillbug), Porcellio laevis (sowbug), and Dysdera crocata (sowbug killer), and Linepithema humile (Argentine ant).
Written and illustrated by elementary school teacher Claudia Chandler Ralphina, the Roly-Poly is a cheery children's picturebook about a roly-poly (also known as "potato bug", "sow bug" or "pillbug") who befriends a young boy.
Other students discussed how they integrated student writing, "We put together My Pillbug Book where students recorded what they observed, their habitat, and any questions that may have about pillbugs" (Group 5/wr7/hallie).
The first choice would seem to fit the category of absorbed and prolonged attention and involvement as seen in Csikszentmihalyi's concept of flow (Csikszentmihalyi, Rathunde, & Whalen, 1993) and as exhibited in Kyra's butterfly and Sally's pillbug experiences.
The minute they spotted the first pillbug, garden soil flew, hens' feet became yellow blurs, and the chickens' heads bobbed up and down like runaway sewing machines.
At a picnic, I accidentally ate a roly-poly (pillbug) that was crawling on my graham cracker.
Or look for a millipede lookalike called a pillbug (also known as a sowbug or wood louse).