Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week


So this is the time of year that bugs other than bee's and wasps come out. I usually find a few spiders or beetles but this was a first for me. I saw this little thing crawling across the floor the other day and against my carpet it actually looked white but it's more a light grey. So I put my glasses on and looked at it because I had no idea what the heck it was and saw it had 14 legs. So I Googled insects with 14 legs and looked through the pictures. This, ladies and gentlemen is a Sowbug. 

According to what I found online about it, it's not a bug at all but a land crustacean that feeds on dead plants. These look like rolly polly's but these cannot roll themselves into a ball. They like dark, damp places to hide and are often found under logs and flower pots. But this is the first time I've seen one. 

I also found out that if they come inside and can't find moisture or a damp place they usually die if they can't get back outside. So after taking his picture, I took him back outside. They don't bite or sting so I just picked him up and put him near the base of the tree outside. 

I never know what insect I'll find around here next. lol 

34 comments:

  1. I never knew what they were but have seen a bunch.

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    1. I thought it was kinda weird looking. lol

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  2. That is one ugly buggy!

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    1. It was weird that it was so light colored.

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  3. I've never seen this, but had I seen it, I probably would have panicked.(lol) Kudos to you for your kindness. Hugs...RO

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    1. lol I thought it was some kind of millipede.

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  4. Cute little fella. About this time every year we have a stink bug invasion. I think they are so cute though. My family thinks I'm crazy for liking bug-like creatures lol

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    1. I don't mind most bugs. Bee's on the other hand....nope.

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  5. Omg, I was gonna say rolly polly, but you say they can't roll themselves into a ball? Crazy! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. I thought it was a rolly polly at first too.

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  6. Thanks for being nice to the bug! I'd forgotten how "buggy" the south can be.

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  7. Looks freaky but good to know it is harmless. Wouldn't exist here... we are way too dry.

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    1. I was surprised to find out about them. It's dry here too.

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  8. He's neat! I would have just thought he was a roly-poly and left it at that. Glad you could rescue him.
    Just when I think I've seen all the bugs around here, I find a new one. I think it must have to do with what sort of environment we've got for a season. If it's drier or wetter during the summer brings out different bugs.

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    1. That's true. I know there are a whole slew of bugs I haven't seen and maybe don't want to. lol

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  9. OMG White… 14 legs… I’m not afraid of bugs but I’m super curious to know what this is. I’ve never heard of a Sowbug. Wow it’s a land crustacean! Now that’s interesting. I’m so happy you didn’t kill it, I try not to kill insects, they have feelings too.

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    1. Most times I just put them back outside.

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  10. I thought it was a pill bug at first too. I have never head of this kind of a bug before.

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  11. I've never seen these before o_o I hope I never do again haha

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  12. Awe! (NOTE: That's the only time you'll read me saying awe in relation to a bug) LOL.

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  13. I usually take bugs outside as well. I am not sure if I have seen one like that before or not.

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  14. That crustacean looks a lot like a bug. Poor thing. :-p

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  15. We get seasonal invasions here too. We had baby frogs during the hurricanes. As long as they can't hurt my pets we just move them back outside too.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Frogs? Well now we haven't had that. lol

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