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Armadillidium vulgare (pillbug)

Synonyms: Armadillidium affine; Armadillidium armeniensis; Armadillidium brevicaudatum; Armadillidium commutatum; Armadillidium decipiens; Armadillidium gallicum; Armadillidium nitidulum; Armadillidium oliveti; Armadillidium pilulare; Armadillidium schellenbergi; Armadillidium sorattinum; Armadillidium subdentatum; Armadillidium triviale; Armadillidium variegatum; Armadillo ater; Armadillo convexus; Armadillo marmoreus; Armadillo pilularis; Armadillo pustulatus; Armadillo trivialis; Armadillo variegatus
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

Armadillidium vulgare, the (common) pill-bug, (common) pill woodlouse, roly-poly, doodle bug or potato bug, is a widespread European species of woodlouse. It is the most extensively investigated terrestrial isopod species.
View Wikipedia Record: Armadillidium vulgare

Infraspecies

Attributes

Diet [1]  Omnivore, Mycophage, Detritivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aston Rowant 316 England, United Kingdom  
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin 2981 Wales, United Kingdom
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn 2591 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods 294 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cotswold Beechwoods 1448 England, United Kingdom
Dawlish Warren 145 England, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dover to Kingsdown Cliffs 454 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
East Hampshire Hangers 1408 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Flamborough Head 15597 England, United Kingdom  
Godrevy Head to St Agnes 316 England, United Kingdom    
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain 283 England, United Kingdom  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Orfordness – Shingle Street 2227 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
South Devon Shore Dock 843 England, United Kingdom  
South Hams 320 England, United Kingdom  
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
Thanet Coast 6928 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast 6004 England, United Kingdom  
Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens 477 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes 4623 Wales, United Kingdom  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Amauroderma fuscatum (Turkeytail)[2]
Armillaria mellea (Honey Fungus)[2]
Mutinus elegans (Elegant stinkhorn)[2]
Stereum complicatum (Crowded parchment)[2]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[2]
Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)1
Alopochen aegyptiaca (Egyptian Goose)1
Amblytylus nasutus1
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)1
Anser anser (Greylag Goose)1
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)1
Apis mellifera (honey bee)1
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)1
Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)1
Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)1
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)1
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)1
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)1
Chrysoteuchia culmella (Garden Grass-veneer Moth)1
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)1
Coenonympha tullia (California ringlet)1
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)2
Columba oenas (Stock Dove)1
Delia coarctata1
Deltocephalus pulicaris1
Deltote bankiana (Silver Barred)1
Elachista humilis1
Elachista luticomella1
Elachista pomerana1
Elymana sulphurella1
Emberiza citrinella (Yellowhammer)1
Emberiza schoeniclus (Reed Bunting)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Grus grus (Common Crane)1
Leptopterna ferrugata1
Lepus europaeus (European Hare)1
Macrosteles laevis1
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)1
Marmota flaviventris (yellow-bellied marmot)1
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)1
Melitaea cinxia (Glanville Fritillary)1
Meromyza saltatrix (Wheat Stem Maggot Fly)1
Microtus agrestis (field vole)1
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)1
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)2
Omphaloscelis lunosa (Lunar Underwing Moth)1
Opomyza germinationis1
Oscinella frit (fruit fly)1
Oscinella nitidissima1
Oscinella pusilla1
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)1
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)1
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)1
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)1
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)1
Procapra przewalskii (Przewalski's gazelle)1
Psammotettix confinis1
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)1
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)2
Scotopteryx chenopodiata (Shaded Broad-bar Moth)1
Streptopelia decaocto (Eurasian Collared-Dove)1
Streptopelia turtur (European Turtle-Dove)1
Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail)1
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)1
Urocitellus armatus (Uinta ground squirrel)1
Urocitellus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel)1
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)1
Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow)1

Predators

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[2]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[2]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[2]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[2]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[2]
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)[2]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[2]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[2]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[2]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[2]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[2]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[2]
Plethodon cinereus (Eastern Red-backed Salamander)[2]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[2]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[2]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[2]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[2]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[2]

Providers

Shelter 
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed)[2]
Cichorium intybus (chicory)[2]
Diphasiastrum digitatum (fan clubmoss)[2]
Fragaria virginiana (Virginia Strawberry)[2]
Leucobryum glaucum (leucobryum moss)[2]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[2]
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (cinnamon fern)[2]
Pteridium aquilinum (northern bracken fern)[2]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[2]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[2]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[2]
Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dispharynx spiralis <Unverified Name>[3]
Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus[3]
Pseudoacanthocephalus bufonis[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africam Safari (Africam, S. A.)
Central Florida Zoological Park
Coyote Point Museum
Fort Worth Zoological Park
The Philadelphia Zoo

Distribution

Africa; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America; Turkey; Iraq;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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