Ah, so that’s why they’re called potato bugs

I never understood why those cute little pill bugs my kids collect were also called potato bugs until this season.

As we were pulling up our red, white, and blue potatoes, one entire section was half-eaten. The culprits were nearby, which delighted my daughter and educated me on the nature of their nickname.

Please ping me if anyone has ideas on how to protect potatoes from these guys next season without resorting to any kind of chemical spray.