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Pediculus humanus

(Pediculus humanus)

Description

Pediculus humanus is a species of louse that infects humans. It comprises two subspecies: - Pediculus humanus humanus Linnaeus, 1758 – the body louse - Pediculus humanus capitis De Geer, 1767 – the head louse

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Psocodea
Family:Pediculidae
Genus:Pediculus
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