Goat biting louse, SEM

Goat biting louse, SEM

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Credit: DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Angora goat biting louse (Damalina crassipes). Formerly known as Holokartikos crassipes. An ectoparasite, biting or chewing lice have mouthparts that are designed for chewing, not sucking, and they can feed on hair or skin scales. Adult females lay their egg cases with in the animals hair by cementing the egg case to the hair shaft. Magnification: x14 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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