LM of nit (egg case) of human head louse Pediculus

LM of nit (egg case) of human head louse Pediculus

Z265/0077 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.6MB

Downloadable file size: 4.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ASTRID & HANNS-FRIEDER MICHLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph 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 left), 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. Magnification: x25 at 35mm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, egg, head louse, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, lice, light micrograph, louse, nature, nit, pediculus humanus capitis, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.