Terrestrial Isopod

Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Wyoming
October 20, 2013 6:04 pm
I live in wyoming, the season is fall and these little bugs keep appearing in my basement bedroom. They almost look like flat pill bugs. Very tiny bugs, but there are so many of them.
Signature: Grossed out girl

Terrestrial Isopod
Terrestrial Isopod

Dear Grossed out girl,
This is some species of terrestrial Isopod, and it is classified in the same Crustacean order as Pill Bugs, and that order is Isopoda.  See BugGuide for additional information.  Isopods tend to favor damp conditions, and perhaps climactic conditions in your area favored a surge in populations this season.

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