All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Head Louse</strong>
<em>Pediculus capitis</em>
This little 1mm-long "cootie" strikes fear in the hearts of all elementary school teachers! I catch myself scratching my head every time I think about them! This head louse is magnified 30x. It w...
Head Louse
Pediculus capitis
This little 1mm-long "cootie" strikes fear in the hearts of all elementary school teachers! I catch myself scratching my head every time I think about them! This head louse is magnified 30x. It was collected from some unfortunate kid and put into a plastic bag, where I photographed it. Head lice are perfectly designed to live in the hair of humans. Note the little hooks on the legs.

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