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Crab Louse Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 24 pictures in our Crab Louse collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Col Scanning electron micrograph of a pubic louse Featured Crab Louse Print

Col Scanning electron micrograph of a pubic louse

False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, also known as the crab louse, clinging to a human pubic hair. An infestation of P. pubis causes pediculosis, the symptoms of which are severe itching and rash. The lice suck blood, feeding 5 times a day. They spread through sexual contact and via bedding or clothing. Each of the louse's 6 legs terminates in a massive claw, which folds inward to meet a thumb-like projection on the opposite side. The louse climbs and swings through its hairy habitat, locking into position when disturbed, for instance by scratching or washing. Magnification: x33 at 6x4.5cm size


Pubic louse, ventral view, SEM, colour -gold Featured Crab Louse Print

Pubic louse, ventral view, SEM, colour -gold

© David Gregory & Debbie Marshall / David Gregory & Debbie Marshall

Arthropod, Claws, Crab Louse, Ectoparasite, Electron Micrographs, Legs, Louse, Parasite, Pediculosis, Pubic Louse