Saturday, August 28, 2010

A princess who loves insects

Miss V was working in the front yard today, pulling weeds...

...when she found this little guy.

He seems to be some sort of isopod -- possibly a woodlouse -- and looks like a tiny trilobite.

Miss V, who loves big bugs, let him run around on her hands for a while and had me take a few pictures.

Yes, we're apparently raising NausicaƤ.


PG said...

Our generic term for them is baker bugs for some reason.

Soozcat said...

In California we mainly had the type that rolled up into a ball when disturbed, and we called them pillbugs.

Useless trivia moment: woodlice are more closely related to crustaceans (shrimp and crabs) than they are insects. The things you learn from Wikipedia.