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April is a good time to go outdoors and examine living things. Pill bugs are good to study because they are easy to find and care for and do not bite. You might know these organisms by one of their nicknames—potato bugs, wood lice, and rolypolies. Whatever you call them, you and your family can learn about these interesting creatures and have fun examining specimens up close. This description of pill bugs and sow bugs and how they differ from insects is followed by an activity exploring these crustaceans and their habitat requirements.