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The woodlouse is not an insect but a crustacean, that has 14 parts to its body, which gives the woodlouse the flexibility to be able to curl into a ball to protect itself from danger. This means that only the hard outer shell of the woodlouse is exposed.The...

Armadillidium vulgare (Isopoda: Armadillidiidae) is a common European pill bug, a kind of woodlouse which can roll into a ball.

Oniscus asellus - Common Woodlouse -- Sighted: New York, etc.

Oniscus asellus - Common Woodlouse -- Sighted: New York, etc.

Philoscia muscorum - Common Striped Woodlouse -- Sighted: New York, etc.

Philoscia muscorum - Common Striped Woodlouse -- Sighted: New York, etc.

Excuse me while I clean my tarsi.

Bug-eyed Praying Mantis - very intriguing. I like the color of the Mantis' eyes a lot.

Common woodlouse

Learn more about the Common woodlouse - with amazing Common woodlouse videos, photos and facts on Arkive

From "The Importance of Insects in the Web of Life," Mother Earth News: "Entomologist Brian Hocking made the daring but educated guess that the world population of insects is about one quintillion (1 followed by eighteen zeroes) individuals...   Although insects are small, they are generally so numerous in most terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems that, on a per-acre basis, they not only outnumber but also outweigh all the other animals—including deer and moose—combined. (Photo by Giles…

Portfolio of photographer Giles Revell. Projects include Insect Tectonics, campaign for Rainforest Action Network & Photofit with Matt Willey.

Pillbugs (Armadillidiidae)

Pillbugs (Armadillidiidae)

Gökkuşağı yaprak böceği (Chrysolina cerealis) İngiltere

This gorgeous creature is Chrysolina cerealis, also known as the rainbow leaf beetle. They’re found throughout Eurasia, and are about long.

Beautiful, delicate top wings of a dragonfly

♈ Dragonfly Versailles ♈ dragonflies in art, photography, jewelry, crafts, home & garden decor - Dragonfly Wings

Crustacea - Classe Malacostraca, Subclasse Eumalacostraca (Ordem Isopoda, Família Armadillidiidae)

Crustacea - Classe Malacostraca, Subclasse Eumalacostraca (Ordem Isopoda, Família Armadillidiidae)

http://www.michael.maehring.at/PICS/RHINO_BEETLE/RHINO_BEETLE_01.jpg

http://www.michael.maehring.at/PICS/RHINO_BEETLE/RHINO_BEETLE_01.jpg

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