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Human head louse, LM Featured Head Louse Print

Human head louse, LM

Human head louse, Light microraph (LM) 0f Pediculus humanus capitis. P. humanus is divided into two subspecies; the head louse P. humanus capitis and the body louse P. humanus corporis. The body louse lives in clothing and only moves onto the skin to eat, whereas the head louse is restricted to the hair of the head. Despite this difference in habitat, the two lice differ only slightly in shape and are capable of interbreeding. Head lice glue their eggs (nits) to hairs, while the body louse mainly uses the folds of the seams in clothing. Magnification: x25 when printed 10cm wide

© Science Photo Library

Removing head lice Featured Head Louse Print

Removing head lice

Removing head lice. Historical artwork The Insect Menace in 1491, showing a woman usinga brush to remove head lice ( Pediculus humanis capitis) from a man. Head lice are humanparasites that attach themselves to the hair usingtheir well- developed legs and claws. They feed ontheir host's blood, often causing intense itchingand irritation. Before the advent of modernchemical shampoos, control of an infestation waslimited to removal of the adult lice. Artwork inthe collection of the British Museum, London, published in The Golden Health Library (editedby Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane)

© Sheila Terry/Science Photo Library

Egg of human head louse pediculus, LM Featured Head Louse Print

Egg of human head louse pediculus, LM

Light micrograph using differential interference contrast (DIC) of a nit (egg case) containing a developing human head louse Pediculus humanus capitis, attached to a human hair. The vase-like nit has a perforated lid (upper right), which is removed by the emerging nymph. Adult female lice lay between 80-100 eggs in a lifetime. Development to maturity is rapid, with successive generations arising at intervals of about three weeks. The adult lice live within the hair of the head. Infestations of Pediculus humanus capitus cause pediculosis, an intense itching that may progress to bacterial infection. Treatment is with shampoo preparations. Horizontal object size: 1.2 mm

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