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27 April 2012
Armadillidium ("pill bugs") are not insects
They are woodlice, which are arthropods (crustaceans), but not insects. The number of legs should be a giveaway in making that distinction, but I'll admit I must have made this mistake on many occasions. Discussed at Reddit.
I didn't find an explanation of the etymology of "armadillidium." It should be interesting (related to armadillo?).