Black Woodlice ?

Black Woodlice ?

Observation - Black Woodlice ?. Description: I spotted these on a track in Salisbury Plain the area is MOD training estate, rough grassland but the tracks are compressed chalk and flints. These lice were on the track hundreds of them, most were dead but a few larger ones were active. The largest wer

I spotted these on a track in Salisbury Plain the area is MOD training estate, rough grassland but the tracks are compressed chalk and flints. These lice were on the track hundreds of them, most were dead but a few larger ones were active. The largest were 10mm by 4mm. They are very black in colour and can roll right up. It seems strange to see woodlice (if that's what they are) where there is little wood. The shear numbers look like some kind of mass emergence or mating gathering.