Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Sierra College Biological Sciences'
Microscopic Slide Collection and Associated Images


Pediculus humanus capitis (w.m.)


Photomicrograph of Pediculus humanus capitis, the head louse. Magnification: 25x.

A photomicrograph of a prepared slide showing a male head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) magnified 25x. The head louse is an insect with six jointed legs, each having a curved, hook-like claw at the end. The abdomen has seven segments, the antennae each have five.


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