What is the best simplified Chinese translation for the isopod known as the common European "Woodlouse", also called "Sow bug" or "Pill bug" in US?

(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlouse for details)

  • Simple google search? 潮虫 or 鼠妇.
    – user4452
    Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 21:05
  • Go with @倪阔乐. Also An isopod isn't an insect... It has probably 200 names in China. In my town we call it 钵鞋虫 because it looks like a monk's shoe. The name 西瓜虫 is reserved to those that can curl; Not all of them can. Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 7:26
  • Tried google 1st but when entering to baidu its not clear its correct.
    – davedev
    Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 18:36
  • Thanks Wang have edited for isopod, sorry was not expecting such an entomologically correct answer, and added picture reference. I would mark 西瓜虫 as correct if your comment was an answer.
    – davedev
    Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 18:40

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It is called 鼠妇 in writing phrase,also some nickname which is 西瓜虫 潮虫 团子虫 etc

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