#1-Sow Bugs

Sow Bugs

Sow bugs are my favorite “insects,” mainly because they are not insects. They are actually crustaceans, like lobster and shrimp. Here’s what they look like, just in case you don’t know what a sow bug is.

Sow bug is the name I learned, but in science we learned there lots of other names for the same non-insect: roly-poly, pill bug, woodlouse, etc. If you have other names or know something really interesting about them, please comment below.

I did a report on sow bugs. Here it is.

Comments from my Readers & Friends

  1. I call them wood lice! This is what they call them in England! I used to live there. IMO every body should call them that.

  2. I call them pill bugs or mini armadillos! They look and act sort of like armadillos, right?! B-)

    • They do look like armadillos, but since I’ve never actually seen how armadillos act, I don’t know about that.

  3. They are also call Isopods. They have a huge range in species. If you google image isopod than u can see some of the different types.

  4. I’ve heard people call sow bugs “potato bugs” which makes sense since the kind of roll up to a potato shape…..

    • I was just looking over comments from a while ago, and I really like your 14-footed word: quadradecapedal.

      It’s a great example of word roots.
      quad = 4
      deca =10
      ped = foot

      • thanks!
        did you know that a sow bugs classification is:
        Kingdom: Animalia
        Phylum: Arthropoda
        Subphylum: Crustacea
        Class: Malacostraca
        Order: Isopoda
        Suborder: Oniscidea

        • I had phylum, class, and order at the bottom of my paper for Mr. Amato, but you really did some research!

    • HAHA! You mean like The Beatles (John, Paul, George, and Ringo)?
      Or maybe you misspelled it, and you meant beetles. Did you know that Georgie’s middle name is Harrison because his mother really liked Beatle George Harrison?

  5. Me and my bff call then
    circus critters. We made it up when we were watching the movie A Bugs Life.