Insect and Bug ID forum: Beneficial or Destructive?

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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
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GardenGoober
Mar 24, 2016 9:30 AM CST
I was cleaning up my beds for this year's planting and noticed these little guys all over the place. The garden is loaded with them, so I'm hoping they are beneficial - or at least benign - bugs.

I searched images on the internet for typical bugs in NW GA gardens but nothing that matches this. Help!

Thanks!


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HamiltonSquare
Mar 24, 2016 9:48 AM CST
From the family of crustations known as armadilldiiae. Commonly known as a pill bug. We called them Roly Poly's when I was a kid. They come in various colors and even half one color and half another color. There harmless.
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Mar 24, 2016 11:55 AM CST
For me normally they are harmless. But for some reason last year they attacked two of my heuchera and set up shop in the main stems! First time I ever had a problem with them. Luckily I was able to take some cuttings from the heuchera and save them.
Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener
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GardenGoober
Mar 24, 2016 2:50 PM CST
HamiltonSquare said:From the family of crustations known as armadilldiiae. Commonly known as a pill bug. We called them Roly Poly's when I was a kid. They come in various colors and even half one color and half another color. There harmless.


Oh yay!!! Thank you!!
"Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates
Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener
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GardenGoober
Mar 24, 2016 2:52 PM CST
jvdubb said:For me normally they are harmless. But for some reason last year they attacked two of my heuchera and set up shop in the main stems! First time I ever had a problem with them. Luckily I was able to take some cuttings from the heuchera and save them.


Oh no! That's not good! Hopefully, they will not be interested in my veggies. Smiling
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