good bug/bad bug?
I've found several of these bugs in the soil when digging in our garden (photo linked below). They are about an inch long. Does anyone know what these are, and if they are beneficial?
Also, are pillbugs/sowbugs (I believe that's what they are called here, in the UK we call them woodlice) considered an indicator of good soil or poor soil, or neither? We have tons of them in our garden. I've also found them frequently in plants that I have bought, particularly from one local plant store. In fact, the root-ball of one hydrangea i bought was crawling with them. Doesn't seem to have suffered for it.
Here is a link that might be useful: