Pediculus humanus


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Noun1.Pediculus humanus - head or body lousePediculus humanus - head or body louse      
louse, sucking louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
genus Pediculus, Pediculus - type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
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What is the parasitic insect with the Latin name "Pediculus humanus capitas" better known as?
The effect of temperature upon the hatching of the eggs of Pediculus humanus corporis de Geer (Anoplura).
L undergoes a skin examination, which yields no evidence consistent with infestation with Pediculus humanus corporis (body louse) or Sarcoptes scabiei (scabies).
Caption: Pediculus humanus capitis, the head louse, is an Insect of the order Anoplura and is an ectoparasite whose only host is humans.
Pediculosis corporis--body lice or clothing lice--is also known as "vagabond's disease" and is caused by Pediculus humanus var corporis.
Moreover, this chemical constituent has also exhibited insecticide potential and proved to be highly toxic to mosquito larvae of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae), and Ochlerotatus togoi (Diptera: Culicidae) [29], for grain insect pests stored Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) [30] and lice Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae) [31].
Trench fever (Bartonella quintana Schmincke infection) is transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus Linnaeus), and manifests clinically as nonspecific febrile illness, bacillary angiomatosis, or endocarditis.
Caribou bone collagen No No Yes (Rangifer tarandus) Beetle fossils No Yes (1) Yes (Lalridius protensicollis, Olophrum latum) Grass manufactures Yes (1) Yes (2) Yes (Elymus arenarius) Edible berry seeds Yes (1) Yes (2) Yes (Rubus chamaemorus, Empetrum nigrum) Fly puparia Yes (1) No Yes (Heleomyzidae indet.) Human lice Yes (1) No Yes (Pediculus humanus) Wood chips Yes (1) Yes Yes (Picea sp.) Charcoal Yes (1) Yes Yes Human hair Yes No Yes Fish bone collagen Yes Yes No (Oncorhynchus sp.) Seal bone collagen Yes Yes No (Phoca sp.) Potential for an Short Single entity inbuilt age?
This organism is transmitted by the human body louse (Pediculus humanus) and is responsible for infections in refugees and the homeless.