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Pediculus humanus capitis

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Pediculus humanus capitis

Pediculus humanus capitis

Pediculus humanus capitis

Pediculus humanis capitis or the head louse belong to the Pediculidae family.


Pediculus humanus capitis has six legs like all other insects. The body slightly resembles a spider - the stomach is hanging in the back.


Up to World War II, more people died of head lice than being killed by weapons.

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