Pill Bug
S7: profile
Adelaide Hills
Pill Bug
S4: ventral
 
    
Pill Bug (Armadillidium vulgare)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Crustaceans (Malacostraca)
Order: Peracarid Crustaceans (Isopoda)
Family: Terrestrial Crustacean (Armadillidiidae)
Species: Pill Bug (Armadillidium vulgare)
This Photo:     S4: pill
Other names: Pill-bug, Pillbug, Roly-poly, Slater or Woodlouse

Thank you Grant Schiermeyer for confirming the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Interestingly, Atlas only has 2 species described in this family and they are both introduced.
Notice the trapezoidal telson of this family mentioned by Grant above.
We think the colour variation is due to the specimen #4 recently moulting. Specimen #7 is the colour of an older specimen.

Copyright © 2010- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Mar-2010
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)