Pubic louse, SEM

Pubic louse, SEM

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Pubic louse. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human pubic louse (Phthirus pubis) clinging to a strand of human hair. Pubic lice are also known as crab lice. Each of its six legs ends in a claw. These claws are used to grasp the shaft of a hair, and as such render the louse unable to jump. Two segmented antennae protrude sideways from the small head of the louse (centre). An infestation of pubic lice, known as pediculosis, causes itching and a rash due to an allergic reaction to louse saliva. The lice feed by sucking blood. They spread through sexual contact and in bedding and clothing. Magnification unknown.

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