I use the term edible bugs instead of edible insects because this category includes arthropods, mollusks, insects, arachnids, and more. This is an amazingly interesting topic, the social taboos associated with eating very small animals is illogically present in many societies. For example snails are good to eat but slugs are not, Shrimp and lobster are good but other arthropods like wood lice are not, Maggots in your cheese, called casu marzu is a delicacy in Sardinia but repulsive to most of the rest of the world. Eating animals like arthropods, mollusks, insects, and arachnids has many health benefits primarily due to protein content but also cultivation of these animals compared to traditional sized ones would be much better for the environment for a number of reasons. Additionally, a little know fact is that most of these animals taste very good.
Pillbugs, also known as woodlice, roly-polies, or land shrimp are a very common arthropod in the same taxonomic class as Shrimp and lobster. These small