Head louse, SEM

Head louse, SEM

C037/2410 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.8MB

Downloadable file size: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Head louse. Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head and thorax of a human head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) clinging to a strand of human hair. It ranges in size from 2 to 3 millimetres in length. Each of its six legs end in a claw (as seen at lower left). These claws are used to grasp the shaft of a hair, and as such render the louse unable to jump. An infestation causes itching due to an allergic reaction to louse saliva, and if not treated can lead to fever and secondary infections. Magnification: x30 when printed 10cm wide.

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

Keywords: animal, antenna, antennae, black and white, bottom, claw, claws, condition, disease causing, disorder, fauna, hair, head, head louse, human, infection, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, leg, legs, lice, monochrome, nature, nit, nits, parasite, parasitic, pediculus humanus capitis, scanning electron micrograph, sem, strand, thorax, underside, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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