Woodlice

Woodlouse

Order — ISOPODA

Appearance

Woodlice
  • 15mm in length.
  • Thorax has 7 pairs of legs and abdomen has 6 pairs of false legs.

Lifecycle

  • Females carry the eggs attached to the underside of the body until the young hatch.
  • One or two generations per year.

Habits

  • In damp properties they will breed in decaying timbers and other organic debris.
  • Live under stones in cool damp locations. Adults live for up to 2 years.
  • Can invade properties when favoured habitat either dries out or becomes flooded.
  • Harmless, although can be objectionable in large numbers.