Pediculus humanus

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Pediculus humanus
Male human head louse.jpg
Head louse, P. humanus capitis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phthiraptera
Family: Pediculidae
Genus: Pediculus
Species: P. humanus
Binomial name
Pediculus humanus
Linnaeus, 1758

Pediculus humanus is a species of louse that infects humans. It comprises two subspecies:[1][2]


  1. ^ William H. Robinson (2005). "Phthiraptera". Handbook of Urban Insects and Arachnids. Cambridge University Press. pp. 359–364. ISBN 978-0-521-81253-5. 
  2. ^ Lance A. Durden & John E. Lloyd (2009). "Lice (Phthiraptera)". In Gary Mullen, Gary Richard Mullen & Lance Durden. Medical and Veterinary Entomology (2nd ed.). Academic Press. pp. 56–79. ISBN 978-0-12-372500-4. 

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