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Armadillidium vulgare "wild type"

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Armadillidium vulgare, also called the "common roly poly", is native to the UK but has since been distributed throughout the world. They're found in nearly any climate, desert, cool, humid, and are very successful in adapting to their environment. Vulgare are not as aggressive protein eaters of other species but will readily consume soft bodied plants. Vulgare are naturally found in a variety of colors; the most common being a base of grey. Some may display 3 rows of splotches of varying sizes and intensity; this splotches may be yellow, white, or orange.

Vulgare do well in temperate and semi-arid environments. They are not recommended for tropical due to issues molting in high humidity. They enjoy eating many soft bodied plants.


If temperatures at arrival destination are ABOVE 80F or BELOW 40F the package will be marked HOLD FOR PICKUP at the closest FedEx facility for the safety of the animals. PLEASE include your phone number at checkout in case the package is marked held. The holding facility may or may not call, so please monitor your tracking number for the package to be available.

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