Pill Beetle Byrrhus pilula

Pill Beetle
Pill Beetle
Pill Beetle
There are several species of Pill Beetle in the UK. They are so named because of their ability to withdraw legs and head into sheaths under the abdomen leaving a fairly round, impregnable "dead" "pill" to potential predators. The most common, shown, has brown stripes on brown, good camouflage in the grass and moss litter for this slow-moving beetle.