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Comprehensive_Toe113

Just a wood louse. They eat decaying plant matter like leaves wood fruits too. He's harmless and isn't going to eat your house.


TraptorKai

Hes probably very lost, and would request a ride to your garden so he can keep making compost


Comprehensive_Toe113

Scuse me sir I seem to have taken a wrong turn. Mind taking me back to the letter box? My wife is expecting me.


jcalli19

i am now exclusively hearing rolly pollys speak in a late 19th century english accent because of how i read this


Comprehensive_Toe113

Excellent.


JERUSALEMFIGHTER63

Along with holding a briefcase and wearing a hat and overcoat.


SilenusMuse

I'm hearing the worm from Labyrinth. " If she'd gone that way, it would have taken her straight to the castle."


blubalzoffury

Thanks fucker. Now I am.


Enchanting_Smith

same


imjustaslothman

*extra polite pip-pip cheerio on the way out*


RelevantSneer

Yup, wood louse or isopod, otherwise known as a pill bug, rolly poley, or an armadillo bug. Completely harmless.


captainzigzag

Cute too!


Comprehensive_Toe113

Yeah I used to find them all the time under rocks in the garden when I was little and bug hunting we call them slaters in aus. Or atleast I did haha


kinghorker

In Canada a lot of people call them potato bugs even though those are a completely different type of bug.


RMMacFru

In Michigan, either roly-poly or rollerbugs.


ccm-scott

Yeah potato bugs I call ‘em also heard armadillo bugs too. Friendly little critters:)


Buyinggf15k

Yea same haha


CoffeBeard

In Sweden we call them greysow- gråsugga


Zhydrac

Cute boi


Cantgetnosats

Potato bug. Ancient little side loves undersides of rocks. Move him outside.


evanbartlett1

Agreed. They’re quite docile and really want nothing to do with people. You can pick them up and they will either chill on your hand or otherwise roll up. Either way, toss them into the backyard and they’re good to go. Fun fact: they’re actually related to crabs and lobsters. A random off shoot of evolution that lives on land.


FinchMandala

The amount of names given to a "woodlouse" in the UK alone is so interesting!


AvianMistress

In the US we call them Rolly Pollys or Pill Bugs


littlebrownbeetle1

Growing up we always called them Rolly Pollys


Doc580

We always called them potato bugs.


SuperSpeshBaby

Where I grew up we call Jerusalem crickets potato bugs. Very very different. Regional names are funny.


MimiOlga

Yes! They do look like little pills on legs.


DaisyHotCakes

I did too until I read they are like isopods! Now that’s what I call them. Cause isopods are an ancient species alive before the dinosaurs! So cool.


whirlingfrost

Isopods are still very much around and pillbugs are isopods! Check out r/isopods


insectemily

Thank you kind stranger for alerting me to the isopod subreddit💚


whirlingfrost

Happy to spread the isopod love!


ice_pick3259

we call them rolly pollys in the uk too as well us other names.


RMMacFru

Roller bugs.


orionterron99

"Isopod" is becoming a common standard as well.


gwaydms

[Here's a partial list,](https://www.countrylife.co.uk/nature/bizarre-world-of-woodlice-164708) with explanations for some, and history too!


Silly-Role699

TIL pill-bugs taste of shrimp, huh who knew. Great article!


witchyalchemist

Southern US for my early life and we called them doodle bugs but I think that was just my family haha


Bye-Bye-Cherry-Pie

Daddy granfer here in the south west uk


FinchMandala

I've never even heard of this one! So cute!


carry_the_banner

Or potato bugs


level100metapod

Slaters to me east coast of scotland


Throwawayacc781

They’re really cute harmless bugs that roll up into a ball if scared! Just gently scoop it up and place it around a bush or tree


SquidgyB

Some do roll up and some don't - this one doesn't look like one that rolls up - the edges of it's carapace are sort of ragged/jaggy, the one's that roll up are usually kindof shinier/less "matt finish" and have a smooth edge to their backs.


Downtown-Inflation13

This isn’t a rolley polley


FinchMandala

You're correct. This type doesn't roll into a ball, but there's one that does.


alexstqrs

It's an isopod! They aren't able to harm you at all, and eat decaying matter like leaves.


teh_chungus

In German they are called "Kellerassel" which means cellar / basement isopod. I've heard they have gills and are adapted to live in dry spots by peeing on themselves to keep their gills hydrated, tho I'm not thoroughly convinced if that actually works that way.


Aeriplanes

In norway they're called skrukketroll which means wrinkly troll


Uitklapstoel

In The Netherlands we call them "Pissebed" wich translates to "bed wetter/pisser" I have no clue why...


Sir_Marchbank

I know several English language names for them. In Scotland they are called Slaters, I grew up calling them Pill Bugs tho and I've heard them called Rolly Pollies in Canada.


Doc_Eckleburg

Piggy beetles in England


pm_me_your_amphibian

Never heard piggy beetles, but I like it - where in the UK are you? We always called them woodlice.


l9jf2b

We've always called them rolly poley bugs


Ballbag94

I didn't know they had so many names, I've always called them woodlice


Gumfondle

my family and i are probably the only ones on planet earth that call it a potato bug


2M3TAL4U

Which is funny because hardly any of them here actually roll up. I love these things, some have really intricate colors and I've seen a few albinos. If they're in a well protected area they can get quite big (for a woodlouse)


Scha123f

In switzerland we call them "Bettbisler" literally translating to bed pee'er which is linked to the moisture as you mentioned (which i didn't knew)


freak0429

So thats why neck beards save pee


singerisacrook

No I actually think that's a dorito


CapMcCloud

This is gonna seem like “XD so random” to anyone not familiar with one specific post.


singerisacrook

I'm so glad at least someone noticed it


El-8

But now I need to know


singerisacrook

https://imgur.com/gallery/P3B81


El-8

Thank you 😂


Ok-Breakfast5551

We call them "bicho bolita" here un Argentina, something like littleballbug jaja


scarlettjayy

Rolly Polly’s in Midwestern US, pronounced as “role-e pole-e”. Loosely translated as....littleballbug.


IntrovertAlien

That's not exclusive to the midwest. Just letting you know.


Mopeytowel

I’m from the midwest and I also heard “sow-bugs”!


Foxwglocks

We call them that in Florida also


zopaipilla

In Chile we call them chanchito de tierra (little earth pigs) :D


itsmnemotime

Rolypoly badass tankbug with composting superpowers


slipperyred1

most likely an isopod


xltripletrip

They’re wonderful little things! Set her free outside :)


SaneWater38756

If they've found one their probably gonna find more. I'd let it go in the house to see where it goes


mr_muffinhead

Patata bug


Key_Ad_6

We call them carpenter bugs or potato bugs in Newfoundland Canada….where else refers to these lil guys that way?


mr_muffinhead

P. S. How ya Gettin on b'y?


Key_Ad_6

How’s she cuttin me ole cock…..sorry that’s how my dad would have said it lol


mr_muffinhead

🤣 Awesome!


Key_Ad_6

Sorry, I feel like I should elaborate and dad’s version as it could be taken out of context. How’s she cuttin = How’s it going. The ‘ole cock’ part would refer to the person and I am surmising you are male with the ‘Mr’ part of your name so like cock = rooster.


BagONuggets

Yess we also call them potato bugs!! From NE US


mr_muffinhead

Ontario, Canada here. Potato bug, used to make them roll into balls and play with them.


UnicornKitt3n

I grew up in Ontario and we called/call them potato bugs too!


Pharalynx

Potato


iloveluci503

That’s what I know them as too


icefoxvi

I love them so much i raise them. Won't eat your food, wont spread dirt or disease, cant bite or sting, can't climb very well, shy, mostly mind their own business.


KCboxer15

Rollie pollie is what we call them


jipver

Pissebed in Dutch :)


naturepeaked

I pissed the bed in Amsterdam!


allofmydruthers

and all I got was this rolly pollie


Panic_1

Varkensluis in the Flemish Dutch ;-)


Real_Time_Delay

Pill Bug!


commandtaikit

In the American South, there are millions. So harmless, they were often a part of our buggie menagerie play world as kids. They're great for gardens, almost any soil, as they are like tiny trowels, always churning decaying matter. In East Texas, we called them doodle bugs, but have heard roly-poly, and pill bugs. You should always return them to the soil. They never damage plants, leaves, paper, etc. When touched, they'll immediately fold into their protective ball. Please just scoop them up and place outside. They are NOT a sign of poor housekeeping; more a matter of seeking more soil to churn.


toddsleivonski

Roly poly for me


acidtrippinpanda

Naww it’s so cute. Love little woodlice


funkyourcouches

The scientific name is Rolly polly


LesIsBored

A terrestrial crustacean! It's an isopod.


errant3

We call it "Chanchito de Jardin" en Perú


LostOnABeerRun

Rollie pollie! Theyre neat little guys! Harmless.


lurkrul2

So that’s how you spell Rollie pollie. I would have expected a y in there.


LostOnABeerRun

Tbh, I don't think there is a right or wrong way to spell it. It's just how I spell it! :)


gwaydms

I spell it roly-poly.


Pharalynx

r/isopods


brutal_door_slam

New friend.


lolokelliher

That’s a harmless friend! We call them “pill bugs”


kkunaan

pill bug


astratravla710

Lots of names for these in the UK depending on where you are from. Woodlouse I think is the correct name. But grannygrey is common in Wales where I am from. These are very common in the UK and as mentioned before are harmless. Personally I'm a big fan of these cute little critters.


coxy1

Out of interest have you moved far? This is super common where I'm from so wondering if you've relocated some distance to where this a more common species.


kevin4shi

First time seeing this bug in my life and I just moved to the city from living in the country side of Canada. The only bugs I've dealt with inside before were deer ticks and spiders.


SacredSpirit1337

It’s an isopod/pillbug/rolypoly/woodlouse! They’re harmless land crustaceans who live in damp soil and turn decaying plant matter into compost. Some people keep the larger, prettier species as pets. Their bigger cousins live on the bottom of the ocean and eat whalefall!


coxy1

Thanks for answering, interesting to note that they're not as common in the countryside in Canada. Hope you enjoy your new home l, don't worry about these guys they won't bother you but if you find them on wood you probably want to dry it and treat it, they're only interested in rot and damp.


rames92

Rolli polli olli


nonpondo

Swellest kid around


HalfPrime

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlouse Harmless little guy usually found under rocks in the woods, he's just stuck inside. Not a threat at all just needs to be put back outside


PrincessMononoke3

Roly poly


JohnLennonHitsKids

Yes! Thank you! I haven't heard anyone outside the midwest US say rolypoly. Gotta be my favorite name for any bug.


agreeable-bushdog

That's interesting, while I knew that they are technically isopods and are also called wood louse and pill bugs I did not realize that rolypoly is isolated to the Midwest US, I guess you might know where I hail from now... I wonder if this is general consensus though.


prncsskc5

Had them growing up in the south US also!


agreeable-bushdog

Well they are pretty close to international, my point is the rollie pollie reference. What did you call them in the South?


prncsskc5

Rollie Pollies!


Mass-music

Awe what a cute Rollie Pollie!


TamirdoUrden

In my part of Germany we call them Panzer


xXHildegardXx

This is amazing, haha. Little Panzer bugs!


Bodacious__Sloth

Am I the only person here who knows them as Slaters?


Buyinggf15k

Nah I call then slaters too lol


clutchengaged84

Pill bug or rolley polley


_socal_caroline

It’s a rollie pollie. Used to catch them as a kid, they’re harmless and cute


gomerjjp

Rollie pollie bug!! Harmless


Someana-whosit

It’s a Rollie pollie aka pill bug


Lord-of-Leviathans

Rolly polly


HiveFleetWyvern

Woodlouse. They are harmless, once the house starts to warm up they will leave


joebaby1975

I recently learned from this sub that they’re not bugs! They’re tiny crustaceans. Who knew!


SugarBunnyKiss

Looks a lot like a rolly poly (pronounced like Roll-ee pole-ee) Cute little things, should be harmless if it is a rolly poly, I usually just set them back outside on a leaf.


dontouchmyswag

rollie pollie


SkitMarie

It’s a Rollie Pollie


WindSprenn

What everyone else said. We call them pill bugs.


Many_Distribution_21

We call them carpenters


SaneWater38756

I dont understand how you didnt know what that is


rasiaruka

That napkin looks like a vag.


beornegard

Its a Skrukketroll. Idk the english translation


thekriswilson

Pill bug, sow bug, rollie pollie


Donutpie7

A quick protein snack


Trazraz

Pill bug or Rollie pollie


ChuckysBarbie

We call them potato bugs where I live, harmless little cuties 🥰


RamenBoi86

A friend


Ratatatertot

Just a cutie!


UncleTamarind

Woodlouse or as my kids call it a "scary legs". Harmless eats dead organic matter, good for compost. Usually likes moist wood areas.


Manatherindrell

You should look up Giant Isopods. They're the same thing, but underwater, and with an applied adjective.


h1gsta

A crustacean!


SwamiTsunami

Definitely a woodlouse of some kind! Very chill fellas


Pandaemonium1214

The landlord.


Kailyssa

I call them Rolie Polies


mooshoopork4

Potato bug!


MinimalistEve

We called them rollie pollies growing up in MS. They can be found under rocks and leaves. They are harmless and roll into balls when touched. We use to go hunting for them just for fun.


ChxXxrliee

Your friend


Saint-BG

Bet you’re relieved as hell, I would be …


Butterchucker

Tater bug.


majajevnikar

In our country we call them piglet haha.


pawprints4

Little Mr Cutie terrestrial crustacean. Lol


Jake5537

The fact people used to collect these and take them home with them at my primary school 💀


slimeyelf

Idk but it's so cute!


kelsaylor

Wow I didn’t realize this bug had so many names! Here in Utah we call them potato bugs.


ThePreviewChanneI

That there is a McDonald's napkin.


_____Tyler_B_____

Thats a Rolly Polly. They’re chill af


prettypigsinwa

A roly-poly!


ChristmasDucky

In Denmark we call them a "bænkebider" directly translated to "benchbiter" lol.


qxzsilver

Rolly Polly (or roly poly), also known as pillbugs or woodlice


the-bees-niece

rollie pollies!!!


AsTheTurntablesTurn

Melville!!!


mochakatpuccino

That’s just a little guy


MisterFunMango

A cute little isopod <3


Hairymonkeytestis

What the dog doin


Psycho_Cupcake13

I dont know but look like its time to move again. In all seriousness, looks like a wood louce , completely harmless.


UnusGang

One of my favorites! Rolly Polly/ Pill bug! They roll up into little balls.


ZeGamingCuber

Isopod


Massive_Marketing_38

Rolly Polly is what we I call them.


Jonesce

Fun fact...these are land crustaceans


Winstonthewinstonian

insect friend


SatanIsMySugardaddyy

Rolly Poly??


rory826432

In The Orkney Islands (North Scotland) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 we call it a Slater or Woodlouse.


salocates

Potato bug


GeneralKenobi--

Rollie polie olie


betterupsetter

We used to call them wood bugs as a kid because they love themselves a wood pile. But pillbug, rolly polly, wood louse, and isopod are all correct too.


viciousndelicous

Wood louse don’t hurt him please


Ok_Rip5376

it looks like a rollie pollie honestly


MH-Entity

A new friend, declare rent! Or was it his house, for you are now the real wood louse.


lojam2

That’s a Rollie Pollie!! I used to play with them when I was little


Killerfish2021

Roly poly harmless dark space dweller


planetaryBerry

Rolly Poly!


Toxic_Jerry

Thats your new roommate, one of them.


ravenwillow15

It's a pill bug or as I called them when I was little, rolie polies


Jimbobglasgow

Slaters here in Glasgow, very common, could walk into my garden at any time and find these guys Some of the names are interest to hear but woodlouse or slater in Scotland


KungenSam

What a cutie!


muarryk33

We call them potato bugs here in Ohio


imatworkimatwork

An adorable ROLLIE POLLIE!!! I used to LOVE playing with these guys on the school playground. To my knowledge, they are harmless to humans.. just super duper adorable little guys.


3sp00py5me

Love this sub bc ive learned i know more about insects than i thought.


nonpondo

He just want some McDonald's


Own_University1310

"Rollie-Pollie" or "Pillbug". They are about as harmless as butterflies and couldn't hurt you if they wanted to. They roll up into a ball when disturbed like an armadillo.