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Cytogenetic Features of Human Head and Body Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae)

Socioeconomical Factors Associated With Pediculosis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) in Athens, Greece

First Molecular Evidence of Bartonella quintana in Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) Collected from Nepalese Children

Sequencing of a New Target Genome: the Pediculus humanus humanus (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) Genome Project

Evidence of Pyrethroid Resistance in Eggs of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from Argentina

The Chewing Lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) Fauna of the Swainson’s Warbler, Limnothlypis swainsonii (Aves, Parulidae)

Method to Measure Force Required to Remove Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) Eggs from Human Hair

First Molecular Evidence of Bartonella quintana in Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae), Collected from Nepalese Children

Structures of the Preantennal Region of Several Species of Damalinia (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae)

Evidence from Mitochondrial DNA That Head Lice and Body Lice of Humans (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) are Conspecific

Efficacy of Products to Remove Eggs of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) From the Human Hair

Geographical Distribution of Pyrethroid Resistance Allele Frequency in Head Lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) From Argentina

Novel Primers From Informative Nuclear Loci for Louse Molecular Phylogenetics (Insecta: Phthiraptera)

Bovicola tibialis (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae): Occurrence of an Exotic Chewing Louse on Cervids in North America

Numerous Gene Rearrangements in the Mitochondrial Genome of the Wallaby Louse, Heterodoxus macropus (Phthiraptera)

An Extraordinary Host-Specific Sex Ratio in an Avian Louse (Phthiraptera: Insecta)—Chemical Distortion?


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; class Insecta, subclass Pterygota)

Order of insects which are closely related to Psocoptera, Hemiptera, and Thysanoptera. Lice may be distinguished by the lack of wings and ocelli; the reduction of the antennae to three flagellomeres, scape, and pedicel; the loss of the metathoracic spiracles; and the reduction of the ovipositor. All species are obligate ectoparasites of birds and mammals, feeding on skin debris, feathers, sebaceous exudates, or blood. The eggs are attached to the fur or feathers of the host, and there are three nymphal stages. There is no pupa, and the whole of the life cycle is spent on the body of the host. The order comprises about 3000 described species, in four suborders: Anoplura, Rhyncophthirina, Ischnocera, and Amblycera.

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