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n, pl -diculi (-ˈdɪkjʊˌlaɪ)
a louse
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Noun1.pediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humansPediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Pediculidae, Pediculidae - true lice: human lice and related forms
common louse, Pediculus humanus - head or body louse
head louse, Pediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humans
body louse, cootie, Pediculus corporis - a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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7%) were infested with body lice; lice were preliminarily identified as Pediculus humanus humanus, according to standard taxonomic keys (3), and all had the same light color (Figure 1).
The brackish-fresh diatoms are represented by low abundances of periphytic Cocconeis pediculus, Diploneis domblittensis and planktonic Cyclotella meneghiniana through most of the zone.
What is the parasitic insect with the Latin name Pediculus humanus capitas better known as?
Ovicidal and adulticidal effects of Eugenia cryophyllata bud and leaf oil compounds on Pediculus capitis.
Ahn, Insecticidal Activity of Plant Essential Oils Against Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae), J.
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KEY WORDS: Head lice; Pediculus; Pediculus capiti; Lice infestations; Pediculosis; Nymph; Prevalence; Public health.
Adams, 1850) Strombidae Lobatus costatus x x x (Gmelin, 1791) * Lobatus gigas x x (Linnaeus, 1758) Lobatus raninus x (Gmelin, 1791) Trividae Niveria x quadripunctata (Gray, 1827) Pusula pediculus x x (Linne, 1758) Xenophoridae Xenophora x x conchyliophora (Born, 1780) Neogastropoda Columbellidae Columbella x x x mercatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) * Costoanachis x sparsa (Reeve, 1859) Zafrona pulchella x x (Blainville, 1829) Conidae Conasprella x x x jaspidea (Gmelin, 1791) * Cystiscidae Gibberula X lavalleeana (d'Orbigny, 1842) Granulina x ovuliformis (d'Orbigny, 1841) Persicula aff.
Transmission potential of the human head louse, pediculus capitis (anuplura: pediculidae).
Evaluation of the potential insecticide activity of Tagetes minuta (Asteraceae) essential oil against the head lice Pediculus humanus apitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae).
Pediculosis capitis, known as head lice infestation caused by Pediculus humanus capitis is a common community health concern which affects millions of children around the world.