Woodhouse/Roly Poly

Name: Roly-Poly, Woodhouse, Armadillo bug.

Phylum: Arthropoda

Sub-Phylum: Crustacea

Class: Malacostraca

Order: Isopoda

Family: Armadillidiidae

Genus: Armadillidium

Location founded: Freedom Park, Charlotte

Behavior:  This roly poly was found under a dead tree trunk at freedom park.  While looking for insects I moved a big tree trunk where lots of organisms were found.  This roly poly on the side of the tree trunk was escaping from the the big danger (me).  Surprisingly it chose not to curl up in a ball, their common defense mechanism.

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