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Long-nosed cattle louse and egg cases, SEM

Long-nosed cattle louse and egg cases, SEM

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DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Long-nosed cattle louse (Linognathus vituli) and egg cases with emerging larvae. Also called the blue cattle louse, it is a common external parasite (sucking louse) of cattle that can cause serious damage if it occurs in high frequency. Cattle will lick, scratch and rub affected areas excessively. Anaemia can occur with increasing chances of other infectious diseases. Eggs are laid in egg cases that are attached to the body hair. Magnification: x7 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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