woodlouse

(redirected from Woodlice)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

woodlouse

any terrestrial member of the crustacean order ISOPODA, being a dorsoventrally flattened arthropod with limbs of similar structure.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Exercising the full force of the law against these woodlice, who try to scurry away and hide when exposed to the light, is.
If they are coming into the house, they won't survive long unless it is very damp - in which case you will have bigger problems to address then woodlice.
Samples also revealed several new species of deep-sea creatures thriving on the whale's remains, including a 'bone-eating zombie worm' known as Osedax burrowing into the bones and a new species of isopod crustacean, similar to woodlice, crawling over the skeleton.
Meta bourneti is a carnivore which feeds on small insects and woodlice, not the human remains with which it lives.
A few mites are also included, and even fewer woodlice, millipedes, and others.
Cameras then delve beneath the ice to unearth prehistoric giant sea spiders and woodlice before meeting back up with Attenborough at the South Pole, where he retraces the routes taken by early explorers.
Different bugs have different roles, some of which are very important, and in your garden millipedes, woodlice and worms are all performing small functions that, when taken all together, gives us a healthy environment.
And as for wasps, ants, earwigs and woodlice, well, they do hardly any harm and no garden would be the same without them.
WOODLICE are always attracted to damp places in the home but you can deter them by sprinkling a little talcum powder over these areas.
A pesticide spraying operation carried out two weeks ago failed to work, but a second one using a new formula has killed off the woodlice.
Where the hell am I going to get 35 woodlice and a handful of cockroaches from?